Thursday, 5 December 2013
NANA'S Debut & Grand Launch
Despite the stormy weather on Friday the 29th of November people came by the hundreds to welcome NANA into The Emporium and celebrate her lustrous Debut.
The work of Jonathan James, Kate Parker, Jacqueline Larcombe and Madeleine Cruise made an impressive first show, filling the gallery with colour. DJ Tom Kearny mixed some suitably psychedelic tunes to accompany the bold palette which was further enhanced by some synchronized dancing fans.
The Perkins street windows were brought to life like never before with wonderfully provocative performances by Jenna Tapia, Jo Ford and Hilary Park. Tapia in particular left a lasting impression, following her return to Melbourne a showcase of wearable plush armour was left in the windows, simultaneously distressing and entertaining former David Jones shoppers who passed the windows in the proceeding week.
Pastel coloured cakes, sparkling fairy bread, assorted skewers, cucumber sandwiches and marshmallows brought NANA'S style to the table, all of which was washed down by copious amounts of champagne. The availability of official merchandise including home made pickles and jams meant that NANA fans could take home something more than just a hang over... The following Saturday morning for many was spent reminiscing over a wonderful night with none other than tea toast and a suitable preserve, how wonderfully NANA !!
You can see all the hot photos from the night in the NANA'S Debut and Grand Launch Slideshow, published by popular demand at the bottom of this blog.