Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jessie Willow Tucker 'Drawings'

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

‘Drawings’, a solo exhibition by Jessie Willow Tucker.

Jessie Willow Tucker, known for her Melbourne made lingerie label, ‘jessie tucker’, will be exhibiting a series of portraits, which tell the sordid and colourful story of members of the extended ‘Tea’ family.

Jessie’s underwear ranges have drawn inspiration from adventure stories about the Wholesome Vamp. She has now taken her interest in story telling to paper and created a whole family tree of eccentric characters, including Earl Grey, Dr Darjeeling and Jasmine.

The work has been made using water colour, pen and pencil on paper.
Each drawing is highly detailed and rich with colours, layers and symbols which are both dark and humorous.

Jessie grew up in Canberra but relocated to Melbourne where she has lived for the past 11 years. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in painting at RMIT, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Design at the Victorian College of the Arts. She went on to work as a costume designer, contributing to productions in Australia and Singapore, and won a Green Room Award for her work. She designed and directed a costume based performance/installation piece, ‘Fashion Sound House’ as part of the 2004 Next Wave Festival. Jessie’s eponymous underwear label has been stocked in boutiques around Australia.

Jessie Willow Tucker’s ‘Drawings’ will be on show upstairs at Brunswick Bound, 361 Sydney Road Brunswick. The exhibition will open with an afternoon tea party from 2-4pm on Saturday the 21st March and runs until the 12th of April.

Jessie Willow Tucker
E: jessie@jessietucker.net
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