Our Lauren Coat is back and we can't wait to see Linda
Wherever you are, we hope you are staying well and happy. Here in Australia, we're in the middle of winter and with quite a few lockdowns in place around the country we are again looking for things that make us feel chic and comfortable.
Heading out? We have just released a limited re-cut of our stunning Lauren Coat. Cut from a beautiful quality 100% recycled wool, produced in a family run fabric mill in Italy, the Lauren is a classic style with a strong tailored silhouette.
Linda McCartney at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Linda McCartney, Self Portrait with Paul and Mary, London, 1969
Before marrying Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman was a successful, award winning photographer. Linda got her first big break while working at Town and Country Magazine when she used an unwanted invitation to a Rolling Stones promotional party on a boat on the Hudson River. Linda captured the band and the event in refreshingly candid photographs that impressed the magazine so much, they published her images in an editorial feature. This became the first of many magazine commissions.
In a landmark event, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale is presenting a rare and expansive retrospective of Linda McCartney's work. Curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, the exhibition features more than 200 extraordinary photographs, including images of the McCartney family, the 1960s music scene, and a series of prints from the McCartney’s visit to Australia between 1975 and 1993 which have never been shown before.
The Beatles, Abbey Road, London, 1969 by Linda McCartney
Festival Artistic Director Fiona Sweet says "In the vein of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, Linda often captured the subtle and fortuitous rather than the staged moments. Linda used the tools at her disposal to create moving and intimate portraits creating a new perspective in rock and roll photography. She captured the essence of those around her, providing insight into the personal lives of iconic artists and that of her family in later life."
Linda McCartney: Retrospective opens at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from August 28 until October 24. For more information and to book tickets, go to the festival website here.
Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X