Part of the collection Tokyo Street Style which is going on exhibition at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Part of the collection Tokyo Street Style which is going on exhibition at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. Scottie Simmonds

Tokyo style to inspire art lovers

THE Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is set to excite budding clothing designers, photographers and art lovers with its latest touring exhibition inspired by Japanese fashion subculture.

The exhibition, Fruits: Tokyo Street Style, which comes from the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, will be officially opened tonight from 5 o'clock.

BRAG marketing officer Chloe Camilleri said the exhibition displayed more than 70 photos, taken by Japanese artist Shoichi Aoki in Tokyo between 1997 and 2002, of the radical Japanese fashion subculture.

“The artist began documenting street fashion when he noticed a change in the way people were dressing, which was an important movement in the fashion industry,” Ms Camilleri said.

Also opening tonight is an installation called Wings of Hope from Kieron Jarvis, which consist of 1024 origami birds, and a display by Sharon, Gooburrum and Oakwood primary schools.

The schools' exhibition, Primary Colours, will showcase work produced by the students during a 10-week artist in residence program.



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