GLITZY TRIBUTE TO MATERIAL GIRL
THE team at There Is multidisciplinary creative space sprang into action when news broke Madonna would miss Perth on her first Australian tour in 23 years.
Studio manager Aimee Ko said they wanted to deliver an amazing Madonna event to Perth fans and organised An Exhibition of Madonna Moments.
“It gave us the opportunity to put on an exhibition of highly collectable memorabilia from a private collection,” Ko said. “It showcases the style evolution of Madonna over the last 30 years and we’ve teamed up with Linneys, which is presenting the exhibition with us.
“We felt the partnership had a real synergy since Madonna is so well-known for her Material Girl video clip with her imitation of Marilyn Monroe from Gentleman Prefer Blondes, doing the whole diamonds are a girl’s best friend deal.”
Ko said Linneys had secured Madonna’s tiara, worn at her wedding to Guy Ritchie, to be on public display for the first time in Australia.
The two-week exhibition began with a ticketed launch party at 8.30pm on March 11 before running March 12 (the night of Madonna’s opening Melbourne concert) to 27.
Ko said the disco-themed event would have a Studio 54 vibe, creating an immersive experience for those attending.
“We have a Madonna drag show, DJ Feminem playing, the highest concentration of disco balls you’ve probably ever seen in one place and a light-up dance floor,” she said.
“We’re teaming up with Cocktail Gastronomy for a popup bar experience.
“It is a ticketed event; the $50 entry includes a cocktail on arrival, which will be Madonna’s favourite cocktail, pomegranate martini.”
Ko said she was a big Madonna fan and the exhibition would feature more than 40 items of memorabilia including records and posters available for purchase.
Tammy Stone, of Vivien’s Models, wears Linneys jewellery alongside studio manager Aimee Ko, who opened an exhibition on Madonna with a disco-themed launch party.