Your Crown Your Story - photo exhibition - Open Inner West 2019

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Chrissie Cotter Gallery

31A Pidcock Street

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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2 Sydney Stylists, in collaboration with Eunice Konan and Saskia Powell, present:

Your Crown, Your Story: celebrating beauty, expression & belonging.

Fatou’s Hair Architects has been a cultural fixture of Newtown for the past twenty five years! In this unprecedented piece of work, photographer Eunice Konan took portraits of Fatou’s clients, showcasing the beauty and culture of African hairstyles within the Australian society.

It’s an inclusive celebration of people of different walks of life and the stories they choose to tell through their hair. The portraits are set against the streets of Newtown, which are as iconic and enduring as African cultures. And will be exhibited at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

Styling African hair is a point of expression, but beyond that it’s a badge of identity, of belonging, of kinship, of spaces where stories are told and journeys shared.

In choosing to own and tell our story, we open the space to the wider members of society who want to express themselves through exquisite hair architecture that may not be readily available to them.

Venue: Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown

Opening Night: 20 June, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition dates: 21 - 23 June, 11am - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Chrissie Cotter Gallery is an accessible facility.

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OPENING NIGHT:

Join us for an evening of storytelling through fashion, film and music by DJ Ayebantonye.

There will be a light refreshment of West African flavours via Little Lagos and Aunty’s Ginger Tonic.

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SUPPORTERS:

This event is part of the Open Inner West Festival, 10 days celebrating culture and diversity in the Inner West, and has been funded by Inner West Council.

2 Sydney Stylists would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support:

STARTTS, Fatou’s Hair Architects, Little Lagos, Aunty’s Ginger Tonic, Ayebantonye Abrakasa, Anyier Model Management, Vitenje & Co, Kobla Photography, Mapenzi Julia and Luna Andom.

“Your Crown, Your Story: celebrating beauty, expression and belonging” is a labour of love and collaborative effort by local Australian artists of the African diaspora, most of whom live/work in Sydney’s Inner West.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

2 Sydney Stylists acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country on which we hold this exhibition, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and recognise their continuing connectionto land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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LINKS:

https://2sydneystylists.wixsite.com/portfolio/blog
www.2sydneystylists.com
www.eunicekonan.com

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