The ground work for this event, which goes tomorrow in Victoria Park (in the event of rain, it will be shifted to Knox-Met Church) was a July 14 workshop hosted by the Dunlop Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition by Cynthia Girard called The Black Glove & the Peacock. Just as Girard drew inspiration from existing works of Folk and Modernist Art in the gallery’s permanent collection for her show, participants in this friendly competition are tasked with creating a tableau using as inspiration either a famous work of art or a book illustration.
The tableaux will installed along the pathways of Victoria Park, and will be evaluated by a celebrity panel of judges. At stake, over $1000 in prizes! Set up begins at 2:30 p.m., with the actual competition running from 4:30-6 p.m. Judging from the accompanying publicity photo, in which someone has riffed on one of Warhol’s famous soup can paintings, this should be fun.