Magic of Manga hits the region
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,