From rice paper roll revolutionary Nahji Chu to stylist Sibella Court, lighting and jewellery designer Cinnamon Lee and Sydney Festival Director Lieven Bertels, Revolutionary Minds will showcase photographic portraits of these so-called ‘style setters’, with the aim of reflecting their individual public persona.
Photographer Helen White has created the portraits as part of a series that features in the newly launched Style Seekers publication, which aims to act as a biannual reference for style and culture, with interviews, beautiful photography and unique creative collaborations.
Victoria Moxey, founder and publisher of Urban Walkabout and the Style Seekers publication, says the Revolutionary Minds exhibition highlights some of Sydney’s extraordinary entrepreneurs who, through their passion and businesses, shape our everyday life in the city.
Other influential Sydneysiders selected by the panel from an array of creative fields and professions include Ralph Myers, artistic director of Belvoir Theatre; owners of Grasshopper Bar, Martin O'Sullivan and John Toubia; and the design duo from We Are Handsome, Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers.
Moxey led the panel that chose the ‘style setters’ and says the goal was always to try to feature a mix of established and lesser-known entrepreneurs, who in one way or another shape Sydney’s urban lifestyle.
“These are businesses that bring together a true synergy between the commercial, the creative and the personal,” she says.
“I love how much each of these businesses reflects the unique aesthetic of their owners and their way of looking at the world, which in turn shapes our own urban experiences as consumers.”
The Revolutionary Minds exhibition runs from November 14 to 26 at Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney.