September 1, 2023

Beyond The Catwalk Exhibition – Launch + Vote

Thank you to everyone who came down to Ballarat for the launch of Beyond The Catwalk: A Decade of Fashion Photography exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, and making it a fantastic day! Guests enjoyed an intimate performance by Melbourne indie singer-songwriter A Man Called Son.

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Awards, vote for ‘Naomi Rahim – Beyond The Catwalk now!

A little bit about the exhibition:

Upon curating this exhibition, my initial goal was to showcase a retrospective of Australian fashion and to demonstrate a unique approach to runway photography. While going through my archives – the story was so much more. Runways are not only a mirror/dictator of trends, they are also an elevated reflection of the zeitgeist. The fashion industry has undergone a transformative shift over the last decade, adapting to the challenges of off-shore manufacturing, environmental impact, the rise of the social media and online shopping as well as society’s desire for brands to reflect our diverse society more fairly and inclusively.

Exhibition now open

Aug 26th – Oct 22nd 2023
Ellington’s Wine Bar, 405A Sturt St, Ballarat Central
Hours: during Ellington’s usual hours of trade: Wed & Thurs 2:30–late, Fri & Sat 2–late, Sun 12:30–late
Thank you to Mauro Trentin for capturing the day!
Special thanks to Prism Imaging for the Fine Art printing.