With the upcoming filming of Baz's version of 'The Great Gatsby' with the fabulous Catherine Martin at the visual helm and the release of Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris', the 1920s are at the forefront again. One of my most favourite times- for me it's exploring colonial outposts followed by camels caravanning my campaign furniture & necessities in the deserts of the Middle East, or the excitement & exploration of fashion, music, muses, literature & the art of Paris. I based my paint theme, 'Atelier' on this time & it features the colours that might have been appearing in the Montmartre: pigments, cloth & milliner's feathered pieces.
I am researching Sydney's history so I can reflect it in an upcoming underground brick vaulted space in Sydney's CBD. The Historic Houses has some wonderful photographic books, reflecting the time through photographs pulled from the archives of the Justice & Police Museum of past 'peoples of question'. Fabulous not just for the dress & faces, but for the furniture, streetscape & signage that appears in the backdrops throughout.