Drawings from Michi in print.
Kat Macleod returns to Lamington Drive for her third solo exhibition opening on Thursday October 20. Entitled ‘Page Girls’, the show presents a series of Macleod’s original Michi Girl illustrations, previously published in Michi’s two books, bestseller Like I Give a Frock (2008, Penguin), and encyclopaedia of fashion What On Earth Are You Wearing? (2010, Penguin). Michi is a fictional weather girl and fashion commentator created by Chloe Quigley and Daniel Pollock. She writes a daily email newsletter that reaches the inboxes of tens of thousands of people around the world every day. The exhibition coincides with the auspicious occasion of Michi’s 10th birthday and features a series of redheaded beauties hand-picked by Macleod from her personal collection, complete with signature imperfections which reveal the process of metamorphosis behind the illustrations.
Page Girls also includes eight limited edition A4 archival prints of iconic Michi Girls, and one limited edition collectable A2 poster. Michi Girl merchandise will be available in the Lamington Drive shoppe, including postcard book, notebook and Michi Girl books.
Since her last solo show in 2009, Macleod has illustrated two books, the aforementioned What On Earth Are You Wearing?, and Sequins & Sequence (2010, ERM books). These join the shelf with her previously illustrated titles – Bird (2002, 3 Deep Design), The Cocktail (2005, Hardie Grant) and Michi Girl’s Like I Give a Frock. Her illustrations have appeared on runway invitations for Collette Dinnigan, album artwork for Clare Bowditch, on the pages of Chinese Vogue, Numero Tokyo and Australian Vogue Entertaining + Travel, as well as limited edition products for Heide Museum of Modern Art, The Australian Ballet and Third Drawer Down.
She has held two solo exhibitions, The Tiniest Spark (2008) and Slight Inclusions (2009), at Lamington Drive gallery, and runs the Ortolan graphic design studio with two of her best friends. In December 2011, Macleod will hold an accompanying solo exhibition at Lamington Drive’s exciting new temporary gallery at Chadstone Shopping Centre.