Friday, July 26th, 2013 - Tonic House Cellar

An exhibition by BAFTA-winning animator, designer and artist Pat Gavin continues our love affair with all things Hitchcock. Gavin’s 16 paintings, on show at Tonic House from July 25 to August 11, form a visual biography of the great director’s life and work from his arrival in Los Angeles in 1939 to his directorship of some of the biggest Hollywood stars over the next three decades: from Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo, to Cary Grant (again) and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest and Tippi Hedren in Marnie and The Birds.

More than 30 years after his death, interest in the life and work of film director Alfred Hitchcock has undergone a resurgence in the last few years. In 2012, the acclaimed biopic Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins represented the production of Psycho and a poll by film bible Sight & Sound magazine deemed Vertigo the greatest film of all time—knocking Citizen Kane from the spot it’s held since 1962.

An exhibition by BAFTA-winning animator, designer and artist Pat Gavin continues our love affair with all things Hitchcock. Gavin’s 16 paintings, on show at Tonic House from July 25 to August 11, form a visual biography of the great director’s life and work from his arrival in Los Angeles in 1939 to his directorship of some of the biggest Hollywood stars over the next three decades: from Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo, to Cary Grant (again) and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest and Tippi Hedren in Marnie and The Birds.

Pat Gavin has worked in the television and film industries since 1967 as an illustrator, graphic designer, animator and director and won numerous awards for his creative output. The oil paintings in this latest series, Welcome to Hollywood, My Hitchcock present the director watching over his greatest cinematic triumphs.

The exhibition is at once a tribute to and affirmation of the impact of the great director on our collective film memories – and the odd recurring nightmare.

Welcome to Hollywood, Mr Hitchcock.

Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane (cellar)

Thursday July 25 - Sunday August 11, 2013

Open 10am-3pm

http://www.hitchcockpaintings.com.au/

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Tonic House Cellar


Beneath the streets of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Lane, lies our latest venue, Tonic House Cellar. Upholding the opulence of the 1920’s era, from concept to execution, Tonic House Cellar is indicative of our unique venues. The grandeur expressed through the black and white marble flooring, teamed with contemporary structural details and plush furnishings, we have created an event space that will not only impress but be remembered. Hidden within the basement of Tonic House, the venue can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Tonic House Rooftop to create a truly unique experience for guests. The Cellar can accommodate up to 300 guests in cocktail style, or is intimate enough to cater for as few as 80 guests.
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