Flores Venerae #7 Scarf
This pure silk chiffon scarf features Bigot’s work Flores Venerae #7. Limited to just 50 pieces, delivered with a certificate signed by the artist. A percentage from the sale of the scarves will be donated to Global Fund for Women to support anti-violence programs around the world.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Melbourne photographer Fabrice Bigot has joined forces with Andy Dinan of MARS Gallery and Kerry Gardner, AM, Board Member for Global Fund for Women, to create a series of rose portraits for BLOOM, an exhibition running March 1–29 at MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Melbourne, Vic. Gallery commissions from the exhibition will be donated to the Global Fund for Women to support anti-violence programs around the world.
- Limited edition of 50
- Dimensions: 135cm x 200cm
- Material composition: 100% silk chiffon
Fabrice Bigot was born in 1969 in Paris, where he graduated with a degree in art history and cinema from Sorbonne University. Now living and working in Melbourne, Bigot is a photographic and video artist whose works explore the magic and poetry of nature found in both urban and suburban areas. His photography demonstrates his interest in film, especially film noir, as well as interests in the night, desire and the subconscious. Before moving to Australia in 2006, Bigot worked for 20 years as an assistant director on numerous French feature films and made experimental films using both analogue and digital technology.
Bigot collaborated technically and artistically with several European photographic and video artists before starting his own art practice. He staged his first solo exhibition, Naked Garden, in 2015 at Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong to critical acclaim. Recent series include Flores Venerae, which he exhibited at The Lyric Emerging Artist Gallery, Fitzroy, in 2017. Bigot is represented by MARS Gallery in Melbourne.
Andy Dinan, MARS Gallery
Andy Dinan founded and established Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS Gallery), in 2004 to promote Australian artists. Since its inception, MARS has staged some 220 exhibitions, with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary Australian and international artists. MARS enjoys a unique position staging regular exhibitions, attending international art fairs, curating special events and consulting on major public art commissions.
In 2010, Dinan established a public art consulting service, ADA Art Consulting, which integrated art into large- and small-scale property developments. In addition to being responsible for many of the head-turning major public art works that adorn Melbourne’s newest buildings, she also coordinates a rental art scheme.
In addition to working as an ambassador for TLC for the past 14 years, Dinan co-founded Off Your Back. She was also on the marketing board for the Salvation Army for 10 years. Her contribution was recognised in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2014, in the Philanthropy category.
Dinan is also the publisher of The Article, an online forum for Australian and international cultural debate, reviews and features.