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Fri 15 Mar 2013, 6:30pm

Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


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Join Roger Foley-Fogg for an incredible retrospective and celebration of a life of art, activism and creativity with a series of wonderful events and psychedelic exhibition at 107 Projects, Redfern.
Internationally exhibiting artist, sculptor, futurist, social entrepreneur, psychedelic explorer and creative mastermind: Ellis D Fogg is many things, but one thing ties them all together: light. Since the 60s, Roger Foley (aka Ellis D Fogg) has been weaving energy into dreams through his lumino kinetic sculptures.

From the Mandalas of India to the façade of the MCA, Fogg’s creations of light have helped him make his illuminated mark across the world and across the consciousness of a generation of dreamers.

As you would expect from a creator and artist, many things have built up over the years – not only incredible connections and a huge sense of community, but a whole array of historically significant artifacts and rare cultural gems, for display and for sale.

In a bizarre bazaar of the strangest type: art, posters, odd objects, books, costumes and films from the legacy of Ellis D Fogg will be simultaneously exhibited and sold from Friday March 15 to Easter Monday April 1 at 107.

See costumes and fancy dress from Madam Lash, including the gownless evening strap and her famous mink coat and from Linda Jackson a selection of fluorescent children’s wear, shoes and the brand new never worn fuscia skirt.

If you’re not looking to buy, come take part in the experience with a host of performing partners and friends who have been a part of the Fogg experience since way back when.

This eclectic selection of diverse figures includes Edwina Blush, anachronistic jazz diva, poet and provocateuse whose work spans sexuality to politics by way of spoken word poetry. She joins forces with Jim Anderson, art historicist, political satirist and witty designer whose career in art writing, urban bohemia and general controversy led to his involvement in the London Oz magazine obscenity trial of 1971. It has fuelled his creative practice and cultural criticism since then.

Even more risque: the dangerous diva of Sydney’s burlesque scene Madam Lash will join Sylvia & The Synthetics and Danny Abood for some rather raunchy cabaret/performance art. We’ll also hear from Johnny Allen (director of the famously psychedelic Nimbin Aquarius Festival) and jazz songstress Jeannie Lewis over the course of the festival.

Aside from live performances, Tales From The Fogg will screen two films – OATS – Once Around The Sun and Marinetti Expanded.

The celebrations will culminate in a tribute to black and white freedom on the 50th anniversary of Oz magazine, with a reading from 72 year-old storyteller performer Andreea Kindryd about her family and her life, From Slavery to Star Trek.

This event should prove that some lights shine brighter and longer than others – and remain as guides for others, even through the fog.