SOLD OUT | Audio Described Tour | Guo Pei: Fashion, Art, Fantasy - 郭培:时装之幻梦


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Join us for an audio-described tour for blind and low-vision visitors through Guo Pei: Fashion, Art, Fantasy - 郭培:时装之幻梦

Led by one of our Gallery staff members and audio described by Nicola Owen of Audio Described Aotearoa, this 90-minute tour will include a selection of Guo Pei’s incredible garments. The exquisite craftwork and lavish embroidery od Guo Pei’s creations are the design signatures that make her China’s leading couturier.

Please book your place/s through the link below. If attending with a sighted companion please book tickets for them also. Please note only one sighted companion per purchase.

The tour is limited to 13 places and we will have two sighted companions available courtesy of Blind Low Vision NZ.

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Collection: Legend of the Dragon, 2012 This photograph features a full-size mannequin wearing a robe, dress and headpiece.

The headpiece rests on the head in a regal crown shape made with side-by-side archway bejewelled panels. Extending this are metal feather shapes forming a peak and surrounding wings, which then extend out to the sides with four delicate hanging mobile sculptures. Materials used in the headpiece are painted brass, metal chain, faux pearls, Swarovski crystals and beads.

The dress and robe are made from silk and embroidered with silver and gold silk thread, and embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals.

The dress is a bed of textured pink and red silk peonies in various sizes, with the largest being no bigger than a flat hand. Leaves and vines in gold silk embroidery delicately extend out from the peony bed featured in the middle and at the bottom of the dress, where the silhouette flares out hovering in an organic line of peonies, some touching the floor and others no higher than ankle height.

Only the front middle of the dress is visible as the robe covers it, falling to the ground in an A shape. It is decorated with traditional Chinese half-circle patterns in gold with white splashing waves introduced into the pattern and several large red embroidered peonies with pink trim feature around the neck, shoulders and down the sides of the robe. This pink trim is echoed in the edging of the robe and the luxurious pink lining which is visible around the midriff where the robe is folded back to reveal its shiny pink underside.

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Audio Describer Nicola Owen speaks through a transmitter to a group of blind people with white canes listening on headphones. Some stand, others sit, one feeling a touch piece.

Image credit: Collective Title. Legend of the Dragon, Autumn/Winter 2012 © Guo Pei, Asian Couture Federation. All rights reserved. Photograph by Randy Dodson, courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Adults $24.50, Concessions $20.50, Members FREE (+ booking fee)
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