By Adriano Di Prato
Larissa Baglieri, known by her name Rissa Belle, has achieved a remarkable milestone with her wearable art piece "137" selected to be part of the prestigious & Australia Post Art Award 2024. This vibrant creation will be showcased at the Festival, an event that celebrates the diverse narratives within the LGBTQIA+ community.
"137," Rissa Belle's latest wearable art creation goes beyond the conventional boundaries of fashion, serving as a canvas that pays homage to the rich tapestry of diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Every thread woven into this masterpiece tells a unique story of identity and self-expression, from bold primaries to nuanced secondary and tertiary tones. "137" is not just a garment; it's a powerful statement, an artistic expression of the beauty found in embracing one's authentic self.
Larissa is undertaking a double major in Film making & Photography and Visual Arts and describes the opportunity to be part of the Festival:
"As an artist navigating the kaleidoscope of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community, my work, '137,' serves as a vibrant testament to the beauty found in diversity. Each thread is a celebration of individuality, and every hue echoes the spectrum of the human experience. I believe that art is a powerful catalyst for inclusivity, transcending boundaries and fostering understanding. Being part of the & Australia Post Art Award is not just an ; it's an opportunity to contribute to a visual dialogue of acceptance, love, and celebration of authentic selves." - Larissa
Image: “137” by Larissa Baglieri aka Rissa Belle
We celebrate Rissa Belle's achievement as a testament to the power of creativity in fostering understanding and inclusivity.
Prepare for a visual feast at the & Australia Post Art Award 2024. This prestigious event shines a spotlight on the brilliance of artists exploring the kaleidoscope of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Join the excitement at the launch event on Thursday, 1 February 2024, at No Vacancy Gallery, QV Building, where the main prize and Bundoora Prize winners will be revealed. Don't miss the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award and be part of this celebration of creativity and identity.
Discover more about the Midsumma & Australia Post Art Award 2024.
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