Magic of Manga hits the re­gion

The Galloway News - - WEEKEND TICKET -

The craze for Ja­panese comic book art hit Dumfries this week when Mo­ni­aive Manga opened for a pub­lic pre­view at The Stove.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures photograph­y, car­toons and 3D printed busts, in­spired by Manga and cre­ated at Mo­ni­aive Comic Fes­ti­val ear­lier this sum­mer.

Hair­dresser Ralph Yates-Lee, pho­tog­ra­pher Kim Ayres and make-up artist Jade Jamieson worked col­lab­o­ra­tively to cre­ate a se­ries of im­ages in­spired by Manga at the resti­val where three top car­toon­ists were in ac­tiong draw­ing the mod­els as they were be­ing pho­tographed and Mak­lab was in­vited to cre­ate 3D printed busts too.

With all the work cre­ated in one in­spired af­ter­noon, the artists in­volved and The Stove dreamed up this ex­hi­bi­tion to show what can hap­pen when var­i­ous cre­ative minds work to­gether.

Kim said: “Be­ing able to work on the Manga and An­ime-in­spired im­ages was the high­light of the Mo­ni­aive Comic Fes­ti­val for me.

“There was a re­ally fun and en­er­getic at­mos­phere through­out the day and it was a great op­por­tu­nity to be able to work with a group of highly cre­ative in­di­vid­u­als.

“We wanted to bring that same level of cre­ative en­ergy and ex­cite­ment into Dumfries town cen­tre and The Stove seemed like the ob­vi­ous place to do so.”

On Tues­day from 5pm– 7pm, Kim, Ralph and Jade will be dis­cussing the ad­van­tages of col­lab­o­rat­ing with other cre­atives as part of blue­print100’s Open Tues­day ses­sions. Young, cre­ative peo­ple and emerg­ing artists un­der the age of 30 are wel­come to join. For more in­for­ma­tion, please email Michael at [email protected]

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Thurs­day, Septem­ber 1,

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