Fashion icon Jenny Kee AO has collaborated with Imogen Jade to design and develop a silk scarf celebrating their bold artistic styles and combined love for nature.

My brilliant sophisticated spontaneous scarf adventure and journey will be presented as part of From Here & Beyond, which is a suite of five exhibitions celebrating the best in artistic talent from the local region and beyond, on from 13 April – 22 June 2024.

Imogen Jade is an emerging artist living with Down Syndrome, working across painting, mixed media, and installation. Since 2015, she has carved out her artistic practice by attending Little Orange Studio, a Campbelltown Arts Centre working studio for artists who identify as a person living with a disability.

Facilitated by Little Orange Studio, this project speaks to Imogen’s passion for her work and ideas to be seen and embraced: “Seeing people wear the scarf will be amazing, exciting, awesome and fan-tab-oulis.”

Jenny says: “I love creating with Imogen. She is spontaneous and free. She is JOY!”

Imogen has expressed that having an artistic practice allows her to feel safe, express her opinion, and build community. Her paintings are populated with cocktails, butterflies and flowers.

The exhibition also features Imogen’s design journey with Jenny Kee, including a short film created by local filmmakers, Samia Halabi and Ludwig El Haddad, and interactive space inspired by the project’s focus on uplifting and affirmative words.

“Campbelltown Arts Centre is delighted to present this exceptional collaboration between two creative powerhouses,” Mouna Zaylah, Acting Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre , said. “We are delighted for this collaboration to coincide with the official opening of Campbelltown Art Centre’s online store.”

There will be an Artist Talk on Saturday 13 April at 1:50pm.

The scarves are available to preorder at the Artist Exchange, Campbelltown Arts Centre’s exclusive store.