1-28 February 2018

Daniel Kneebone

Photography is an effective way of creating narrative content through the composition of props and gestures, and Daniel's artwork demonstrates this perfectly. His richly coloured photographs are elaborately staged to provide the audience with a glimpse into the world of Burlesque. 

 

- Contemporary Art Awards

 

Femme Magnifique  (2015-17) is a body of work that takes a luxuriously illustrative look behind the curtain at the sensuous world of burlesque, portraying renowned Australian burlesque performers through narrative art. Burlesque is strongly influenced by women’s attitude and spirit. While society worships archetypical heroic footballer images, there is no female equivalent. For Daniel, the answer is burlesque. It is no coincidence that eighty percent of the audience is female, drawn to the theatricality, performance and strong visceral archetypes depicted in each act. Performers carefully construct their characters using make-up, hairstyling, costume and their physical attributes, to paint a story with which the (female) viewer can identify. Therefore, the aim of the works is not only to shed light on the burlesque industry but to reveal the artists who actively contribute to the vaudeville scene in Australia.

 

“I love how each performer creates a unique persona that is distinctly her own. The elaborate costumes and make-up are a key part of the performance – serving as a foundation for the story she is telling. I aim to capture this narrative through my work.” 
 

- Daniel Kneebone

Exhibition

Daniel Kneebone | Ethereal Beauty | Archival print | 100 x 75cm | 2016

Ethereal Beauty

Archival Galerie prestige gold fibre silk digital print

100  x 75cm

2016 

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

Temptation of the Spirit

Archival Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss digital print  

100 x 81cm 

2016 

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

Angel Peacock

Archival Galeries Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss digital print

100 x 74cm

2017

$1,100

The Jewelled Rose II

Archival Galeries Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss digital print

100 x 80cm

2017

$1,100

Dance to Another Time, Another Place II

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre silk digital print

100 x 72cm

2016

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

Behind the Crimson Curtain

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre gloss digital print

100 x 73cm

2015

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

The Doyenne of Burlesque: Opening Night Anticipation 

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre gloss digital print

95 x 80cm

2015

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

Purple Feather

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre gloss digital print

90 x 83cm

2016

$1,100 (Edition of 10)

Freedom, Carousel Girl

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre gloss digital print

90 x 78cm

2015

$950 (Edition of 10)

Ethereal Beauty - Centre Stage

Archival galeries prestige gold fibre silk digital print

90 x 75cm

2017

$1,000 (Edition of 10)

Contemporary Art Awards

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Location:  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

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