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April 7, 2022

Chivas Regal Celebrates Local Photographers with a Melbourne Caledonian Lane Exhibition

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Chivas Regal Celebrates Local Photographers with a Melbourne Caledonian Lane Exhibition
The legendary Scotch whisky brand will hold an exhibition at Melbourne's No Vacancy Gallery from Tuesday April 5 to Sunday April 10, featuring further works from the local storytellers.

Local emerging artists Wilhelm Philipp, James J Robinson, Sam Wong, Jess Broheir, Connor May, and Georgia Haynes were hand-picked to be a part of the innovative project for their depictions of success, community, and generosity.

In a mixed-media first, each photographer will have their work painted directly onto Caledonian Lane in the middle of Melbourne's CBD, showcasing nuances of Melbourne and how these key creatives experience and interpret Melbourne culture.

As part of the project, the work will be displayed in Melbourne's Caledonian laneway until the end of April, providing a platform for the community to magnify and celebrate the works they have created. Melbourne's No Vacancy Gallery's exhibition will expand the stories from the wall and bring the laneway to life with an exhibition that launched on Wednesday, April 6. Each storyteller will showcase additional photographs and offer the opportunity to purchase them in a silent auction that will benefit the I Rise, We Rise photographers by supporting their artistic endeavours.

Featured artists include A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Jorja Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, and Sampa.

Georgia Haynes
James Robinson

The talented Georgia Haynes is an artist that's currently in demand and was chosen for her ability to capture authenticity in her work, which also explores themes of identity, culture, and gender.

Focusing on the power of representation, Filipino/Australian photographer, filmmaker, and writer James J Robinson has had his poetic realism published by The New York Times, VOGUE Australia, and The Guardian.

Jess Brohier's work focuses on redefining traditional beauty narratives through still-life photography and editorial work. To do this, the talented analogue photographer documents diverse people and places, offering a unique perspective on modern culture, fashion, and art.

An expert in exploring various underground subcultures, Hong Kong-born Sam Wong honed his skills at renowned photography agency Magnum Photos in New York and uses his travels to delve into disparate street fashion.

Deeply involved in his community of Box Hill Melbourne, photographer Wilhelm Philip's latest project sees him document the location's changing landscape as it morphs from a suburb to a city. Among his projects are stories and testimonials that tell a meaningful story.

Emerging at the forefront of Melbourne's next-generation creative scene, Connor May finds beauty in imperfections, and his work focuses on candid shots and moments frozen in time.

Following Chivas Regal's I Rise, We Rise partnership with talented Australian musicians Manu Crooks, Jesswar, Jade Le Flay, Mikaela Stafford, and Zig Annor, the brand continues to spotlight the self-made new regals who capture modern community and offer a platform for them to share their perspective with the world.

Chivas Regal's Caledonian Lane Takeover takes place until the end of April. The No Vacancy exhibition runs from Tuesday, April 5 to Sunday, April 10.

To check out the exhibition, click here.

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