Held high up in Melbourne’s own GPO, the True Self Exhibition celebrated positive self image. Commissioning 10 projects, one artist and one photographer, to explore positive self-image through image making and image capturing.

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GPO, in association with Fitted for Work are auctioning up the works for the benefit of Fitted for Work via GalaBid.com. Fitted for Work is an organization that aims to empower and employ women looking to get back into the workforce providing employment opportunities and clothes for interviews.

The scene was abuzz and lively; Deakin Estate winery lightened things up with a steady flow of drinks and food whilst the DJ had everyone moving to rocking beats.

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Though some of the works were overtly image related, some pieces were more abstracted. Beci Orpin and Sean Fennessys’ piece comprised of a collage of material scraps, some of which were fashioned into images of a woman.

The most moving image of the exhibition was that of Tai Snaith and Jo Duck, “All Eyez on Me”, depicting a Woman’s portrait with googley eyes stuck all over her face and upper body. The work aimed to amalgamate positive and slightly offbeat female icons.

In its second year running, True Self presented to a full house of artists, philanthropists and creatives. GPO provided a fitting setting for the benefit with its decadent all white interior, the building was a born gallery space.

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Misha Hollenbach & Warwick Bakers’ piece.

Be sure to head to GalaBid.com to make a silent bid for the works and help raise money for Fitted for Work and lend a hand in getting Women back into the workforce.

You can check out the True Self Exhibition now at Melbourne’s GPO – don’t miss out on this visual feast.

Images Courtesy of Melbourne’s GPO. 

About The Author

Darby-Perrin Larner

Darby-Perrin Larner writes about clothes, people paid to pose and designers. Once he finished high school, he packed his bags and moved to Melbourne in pursuit of something different. Now he juggles university, contributing to Couturing.com and his side project, DASH. Darby digs fashion, music from A-trak to Zee Avi, and has an expensive film habit.

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