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Colours of Pixar: Celebrating the Colours and Characters of Pixar

Colours of PixarSat June 3 – Sat June 24Lamington Drive
-Public Event 1: Fri June 9, 6–9pm52 Budd St
-Public Event 2: Fri June 16, 6–9pmCollingwood 3066

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Colours of Pixar: Celebrating the Colours and Characters of PixarStep into the colourful world of Pixar.
From the creative minds of seven Australian artists, discover a stunning exhibition celebrating iconic Pixar films bursting with colour and beloved characters.
Exclusive to Melbourne - for a limited time only!Since the arrival of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has created unforgettable new worlds awash with colour and populated with iconic characters. These stories have not only created indelible memories in all that watch, but often they’ve helped to shape us emotionally as well. Whether it’s relating to Riley (Inside Out, 2015) and her influx of new feelings and emotions, or seeing a bit of ourselves in Joe (Soul, 2020) as he grapples with his purpose and passion, it’s impossible not to be impacted.For our exhibition, we invited seven local artists to express the emotion they felt from their favourite Pixar film – including classics like Toy Story and Monsters Inc through to newer favourites such as Wall-E and Inside Out. Through their colourful lens we can explore the spectrum of emotions that can be communicated with the stroke of a brush or a simple graphic or element.Giulia Giannini McGauran (GG McG) is a 2x ARIA award nominated creative director and photographer. Mainly working in the music industry, she collaborates with local and international artists to explore the power and playfulness in music through creating sets, costuming and using post-production as an illustrative tool. From a young age she was inspired by the colourful, imaginative and wild worlds of Pixar. Her vibrant images have been featured in several publications including on the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and The Music as well as on billboards in Time Square and across the world. She has also worked with several commercial clients including Facebook, Instagram, New Balance, Crocs and Swatch.@g.g.mcgMimi Leung is an artist and illustrator who weaves together real and surreal in her vibrant work. Her cross-disciplinary practise includes painting, animation, video and installation. Using the creative process to examine subconscious experiences, Mimi applies a lens of curiosity and playfulness to the world around her, as well as within. Mimi was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Hampshire, UK. She studied at Central St. Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Mimi currently lives in regional Victoria@mimileungyehEllen Porteus' signature style is unmistakable. Bursting with wit, visual metaphor and wordplay, Ellen brings her vibrant worlds to life through animation, illustration and installation. Ellen has worked with Nike, Meta and recently with Four Pillars Gin. You can find her in Melbourne, with one foot in reality and the rest of her body in her imagination.@ellenporteusIlya Milstein is an Australian self-trained illustrator working in New York. Employing a combination of traditional and digital processes in a style reminiscent of Franco-Belgian comics and Japanese woodblock prints, his drawings are often highly detailed, dense with arcane reference, and nostalgic in their character. Ilya’s work has been recognised by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and The One Club for Creativity. Clients for his drawings include The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Gucci.@ilyamilsteinBenja Harney is a true master of his craft – a paper engineer based in Sydney, Australia. With his technical precision and use of vibrant colour, Benja has been working globally over the last two decades to develop a body of work that pushes the possibilities of the paper medium. When not doing client work, Benja can be found recycling paper and organising materials in his Surry Hilly studio. Benja has worked with clients the likes of Hermes, City of Sydney, World Pride and Australian icon, Kylie Minogue.@paperformKaran Singh is an artist based in Naarm, Australia. Through restricted yet vibrant colour palettes and mesmerizing patterns, he explores our relationship with objects, tokens and souvenirs. His art encompasses an eclectic variety of mediums, including prints, animations, augmented reality, sculptures, and clothing. Throughout his career, he has resided in various cities, such as Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, creating art for clients including Apple, Louis Vuitton, Herman Miller, The Academy Awards, and NASA.@madebykaranThe Walt Disney Company Creative
Anthony is a Senior Designer for Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at The Walt Disney Company in Australia. He has a passion for melding quality storytelling with engaging experiences that go beyond the screen. As a father of four young girls, Disney/Pixar stories have a powerful connection, and are rooted in his everyday life.
Melissa is a graphic designer with a passion for exploring the intersection of physical and digital art. Drawing on her experience at Disney, she creates immersive experiences that build bridges between the tangible and virtual worlds, evoking powerful emotional connections in the process.@disneyaunzExhibtion runs:
Sat June 3–Sat June 24, 2023

Public events:
Friday June 9, 6–9pm
Friday June 16, 6–9pm

Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066
Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.The gallery's accessibility information can be found here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:

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