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Issue 2 of Magazine out now!

HerCanberra Team

­Iconic stage acts such as The Phantom of the Opera, Dame Edna Everage and Suzi Quatro have been recreated by prominent Canberra women in an exclusive photo shoot for the Culture edition of HerCanberra’s Magazine.

The shoot, which celebrates 50 years of Canberra Theatre Centre, features a modern take on some of the biggest productions, musicians and comedians to have performed at the theatre since opening in 1965.

HerCanberra founder and director Amanda Whitley says that people are desperate to know what ‘culture’ means, so much so that American dictionary publisher, Merriam-Webster selected “culture” as their 2014 Word of the Year.

“It’s a concept that fascinates us as our city continues to transform itself from a public service town into a vibrant place thrumming with entrepreneurial energy,” she says.

“The Culture edition of Magazine explores the meaning of the word, and looks at many of its aspects through a Canberra lens. We discover arts and the silver screen, multicultural dance and cuisine, coffee culture, the reinvigoration of our local shops, the ethnic influences on local fashion and much more.”

Canberra jewellery maker, Alison Jackon, is reinvented as Suzi Quatro.

Canberra jewellery maker, Alison Jackon, is reinvented as Suzi Quatro.

Magazine creative director Javier Steel says the Canberra Theatre Centre photo shoot is one of the highlights of the edition.

“This shoot plays on the drama, excitement and energy of the stage. We wanted the feature to celebrate theatre in Canberra whilst highlighting women within the local arts and entertainment industry.”

Mix 106.3 presenter, Kristen Henry, is Magenta.

Mix 106.3 presenter, Kristen Henry, is Magenta.

One of the Canberra identities to take part in the photo shoot was Mix 106.3 presenter Kristen Henry.

Kristen says she jumped at the chance to recreate one of the most recognisable characters on stage, Magenta from The Rocky Horror Show.

“The Rocky Horror Picture show is iconic, and as a dancer I’ve been lucky enough to get my time warp on a few times, but this shoot was different and very special,” Kristen says.

“To emulate such an iconic character for the Canberra Theatre’s 50th Birthday was an honour. We stood in front of the original Rocky Horror poster from when the show came to town many moons ago. What a shoot, what a show and what a team.”

Acclaimed photographer, Lori Cicchini, in a modern interpretation of Phantom of the Opera.

Acclaimed photographer, Lori Cicchini, in a modern interpretation of Phantom of the Opera.

Other local women involved in the shoot include fashion consultant Sarah Kelly, award-winning photographer Lori Cicchini, fashion designer Zoe Brown, silversmith Ali Jackson and dancer Emily Dibden.

Founded in 2011, HerCanberra website attracted over 130,000 unique visitors in June and continues to grow. HerCanberra’s inaugural Magazine was launched in March 2015 featuring ’15 Women to Watch’.

The second edition of Magazine can be found at selected stockists listed on the website. Check out our brand new Magazine page to see what’s inside!

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