Awkward Beauty: Helen Britton, Justine McKnight, Michelle Taylor
"In 2010, jeweller Helen Britton, photographer Michelle Taylor and and garment designer Justine McKnight conceived of a project called Awkward Beauty, in response to the disused railyards that would become repurposed as a cultural arts space of FORM in Perth, Western Australia. The three artists, tuning into the intriguing spatiality, aesthetics and trace identities of the railway workshops, each created 10 works, but these works were created as a response to the other Britton created five pieces of jewellery, passed them to McKnight, who considered them and created five not matching, but related outfits. McKnight in turn made five new garments for Britton to consider and respond to with new jewellery. Privy to this process, Taylor then responded to the work through her images, placing and displacing the garments and jewellery in a non-linear but harmonious narrative that used the niches and textures of the railway buildings as its context, its (dis)orientation."
WIth texts by Elisha Butler and Robert Cook. Language: English. Softcover, 60 pages, full colour. 21 x 21cm.