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‘Perfectly Imperfect’ exhibition, Kamilla Musland

Please join us at the Schoolhouse Gallery for ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ by Kamilla Musland

Opening: Thursday 22nd August, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: 22nd August – 6th September 2019
Schoolhouse Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, and Saturdays 3 – 6pm.

This series embodies the idea of loving ourselves ‘despite’. In today’s society, we are quick to apply Instagram filters, retouching ourselves and others, in order to seem perfect. The idea of perfection is something so many of us seem to be searching for, without really knowing what it is.

I’m taking this opportunity to showcase, and appreciate, the diversity of the female form, in all its shapes and sizes. Highlighting that every body is unique. Could we feel empowered by the characteristics that make us individual, not embarrassed by them? It’s time to start loving our dimples, bumps, wide hips, small breasts, stretch marks and body hair, rather than filtering them away. It is for this reason that I did not retouch any of images. All of these females are real and their beauty is there to behold.

It is my hope that people, especially young females, realise that they can be just as they are. There is no need to compare your body to anyone else’s in order to feel beautiful. As a society, I feel we need to stop mindlessly scrolling through accounts that make us feel inadequate, filling our brains with images of a distorted reality, and start encouraging each other to embrace our bodies in our own care.

The photographs are transferred by hand onto fabric. This process in itself creates an inherently perfectly ‘imperfect’ image.

Schoolhouse Studios acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which Schoolhouse Studios resides, and respectfully acknowledges Elders, both past, present and future of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.