Hollywood colours artist’s thinking
PERTH Modern School student Jubilee Chan has had her digital print artwork, Hollywood: Reimagined in Colour, selected to exhibit in the 25 Under 25 art exhibition.
The annual City of Fremantle event showcases 25 works from artists under the age of 25.
Jubilee (16) switched to visual art at the last minute after originally enrolling in Italian for her WACE studies.
The West Perth resident said the inspiration for her artwork was the lack of women of colour playing strong lead character roles in Hollywood movies.
“I believe Hollywood has a bad history of erasing women of colour identities and really marginalising them and not giving them the spotlight,” Jubilee said.
“Because I love film so much, I decided to take the iconic film posters of Star Wars: A New Hope, Citizen Kane and La Dolce Vita and replace the traditional white male actors that dominate these types of films with women of colour in order to show that they can be strong leaders and strong characters too.
“By purposefully excluding actresses based on race and gender from films, it is strongly suggesting that certain ethnic groups aren’t seen as fit for Hollywood’s idyllic society.”
Art teacher Sarah Eve said Jubilee’s artwork was a powerful statement.
“I am so proud of her talented conceptual ideas and her practical skills in creating not just one but three large scale detailed digital paintings,” Ms Eve said.
“She is to be highly commended for all her artistic achievements and well and truly deserves the public recognition for her hard work.”