FEMININUS: Opening Night

FEMININUS: Opening Night

According to Jungian Psychology there are 7 feminine archetypes that prevail in contemporary society today – the mother, the maiden, the queen, the huntress, the wise woman, sage and the lover. The presence of these archetypes account for the major differences among women. 
Award winning milliner and designer Melanie Jeffers in collaboration with choreographer Melissa Lanham present FEMININUS (Latin for feminine); a unique and hybrid exhibition of the seven archetypes of the feminine form. The project will feature three main components; an opening night with a performance, exhibition and workshops.

Melanie’s remarkable and stunning creations are outlandish, wild and worn by dancers which will form the basis of a site specific and interactive performance at the Arts and Ecology Centre. You will be greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival with canapés and non-alcoholic beverages available throughout the evening.
There will be two performances one at 6pm and another at 7pm performed by professional dancers with opportunities for photographs throughout the evening.  At the centre of the performance installation there will be a ‘tree’ which will form the basis of the dancers’ performance space.  This tree will remain along with Melanie’s creations as an exhibition throughout the opening weekend of Horizon.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Program details

FEMININUS Program

Opening Night Fri 24 Aug 5pm - 8pm Arts & Ecology Centre
Exhibition Sat 25 Aug - Mon 27 Aug 10am - 4pm Arts & Ecology Centre
Flower Crown Workshop Sun 26 Aug 10am - 12pm Arts & Ecology Centre
Headpiece for Festival Lovers Sun 26 Aug 1pm - 3pm Arts & Ecology Centre

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