Amy Winehouse’s possessions coming to St Kilda

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Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait is a personal and intimate exhibition about Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011). It was curated by the Jewish Museum London with help from Amy’s brother, Alex and her sister-in-law, Riva. The Winehouse family gave the Jewish Museum London unprecedented access to Amy’s belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and iconic outfits, in order to bring the exhibition together.?Following its launch in London in 2013, the exhibition has toured internationally with great success to San Francisco, Vienna, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.

Cultural siren and five-time Grammy winner, Winehouse was a proud young Jewish woman who loved fashion, costume and dressing up. Amy’s unique collection of clothing, accessories and keepsakes within Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait forms a wonderful connection with the Purim tradition of masquerading, costume wearing and general merriment.

Amy Winehouse was known for her distinctive style, a mishmash of cultural references and influences, from ’50s rockabilly to ’60s girl groups. She also drew upon the influences of her family, particularly that of her grandparents, Cynthia and Alec.

Whilst sharing the singer’s favourite fashions, visitors can also discover Amy’s heritage through items such as, the Jewish cookery book she was given to learn to cook chicken soup, alongside precious family photos, and her guitar and record collections.

22 Oct 2017 – 25 March 2018

Jewish Museum of Australia, Alma Road

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