Chain Mail : True Self

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 31st May 2012

Collaborative artwork by Tai Snaith and Kate Tucker for Chain Mail : True Self exhibition at the GPO.

Collaborative artwork by David Bromley and Kate Banazi for Chain Mail : True Self at the GPO.

Collaborative artwork by Beci Orpin and Emily Green

Oooh this is such a stellar collaboration project.  Melbourneʼs GPO has joined forces with super clever creative agency The Jacky Winter Group to present ʻTrue Selfʼ – an exhibition that links over 50 amazing Australian artists and creatives by way of the good old fashioned chain letter.

MANY of our fave local artists, illustrators, photographers and designers have been roped in to this mega-collaboration, each contributing A3-size works on paper, which, in a nod to the GPO’s heritage, have been sent from artist to artist via good old snail mail!  The result is a series of uniquely collaborative artworks, and a few brilliant, unlikely creative partnerships (like David Bromley and Kate Banazi, above – AMAZING!).

So many super talented creatives are represented in this show, including Miranda Skoczek, Beci Orpin, Kate Tucker, David Bromley, Emily Green, Kate Banazi, Marise Maas, Luci Everett, Ellie Malin and the list goes on and on!  Also, the exhibition design and installation has been handed over to amazing Melbourne design studio Foolscap Studio, so that, in itself, is likely to be pretty special!

The original works on display are each priced at $200.00 (total ridiculous bargain), with all proceeds going to Fitted for Work, a charity that assists women experiencing disadvantage by providing them with free interview-appropriate clothing and transition-to-work programs.

Do you seriously need any more reasons to get EXCITED about this show!?  Such immense goodness all wrapped up in one amazing exhibition!  If I wasn’t in Queensland today or I would totally race down there and nab myself a piece of work tout suite.

ʻChain Mail: True Selfʼ opens tonight at the GPO, corner Elizabeth and Collins streets in the CBD, and the exhibition can be viewed on level 1 of the GPO until June 24th.

Chain Mail: True Self exhibition
Melbourne’s GPO, Level 1
Thursday 31st May – Sunday 24th June 2012

Collaborative artwork by Dylan Martorell and Miranda Skoczek

Collaborative artwork by Marise Maas and Ellie Malin

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 31st May 2012


  • Courtney 4 years ago

    You feature the greatest art here! And I love that this is art for a good cause. Win, win, win, all around.

  • Cathg1g2 4 years ago

    That’s it, heading down, gift to self , only dilemma will be David Bromley and Kate Banazi or Emily Green and Beci Orpin artwork

  • sarah 4 years ago

    I’m assuming the originals will sell like hot cakes? WIll there be any printed editions for sale? I may shed tears if I don’t nab one…

  • Penelope 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I know what I’m doing tonight!! These are brilliant, thanks for sharing Lucy :)

  • Oh my! I’m heading into the city today. What a wonderful cause.

  • Jenna 4 years ago

    Thanks for the post! Might definitely have to go check it out tonight after work :)

  • Laura 4 years ago

    simply amazing! will defs pop in to have a look! :)

  • Anthea 4 years ago

    Love love love – What time tonight please ?

  • Emma 4 years ago

    what an awesome idea!! My parents own a small post office in western NSW and it saddens me so much to see people stop sending letters. I remember sending chain letters as a kid and nothing feels more awesome than receiving something other than a bill or advertising in the letterbox! :)

    they also look pretty rad too ;)

  • Leanne Stamatellos 4 years ago

    Just beautiful.
    I truly hope that I get the chance to help out this worthwhile cause.

  • mr jason grant 4 years ago

    what a great exhibition thanks for sharing this!

  • BusiChic 4 years ago

    THIS IS BEYOND!!!!!!

  • alilovesdesign 4 years ago

    Beci and Emily a match made in design heaven!

  • heidrun 4 years ago


    I have to say WOW – it ‘s fine art.

    Sunny greetings
    by Heidrun

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  • Valerie 4 years ago

    Thanks for a glimpse at theses gorgeous things for winter. Almost makes tolerating a Melbourne morning like this morning bearable!

  • Chantelle 4 years ago

    I find the last print absolutely amazing, definately something i’d love to have hanging over a mantel piece.

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