Riverina Community College | The Fast Car Girl
Image: Layla Bacayo with her artworks. Photo by Sarah McEwan.
On Tuesday 17 October, between 11am and 12pm, Narrandera artist Layla Bacayo will open her first solo exhibition The Fast Car Girl at Riverina Community College.
The Fast Car Girl is a collection of Bacayo’s illustrations created during the year. The subjects include luxury cars, YouTube stars, fashion and landscapes which are reflected in her works on paper, zines and video.
In 2016, Bacayo began watching the YouTube star Shmee 150, who reviews and produces short videos about newly manufactured luxury cars. This inspired Bacayo who regularly goes to dealerships to review cars for her YouTube channel Laybach 89.
Bacayo says, “I am in love with high end cars. I like the way the manufacturers make good looking cars and I get my inspiration from my favourite YouTube stars by the way they dress, review and drive cars.”
Bacayo has been involved in many group exhibitions in Wagga Wagga, Narrandera and Dubbo, yet this is her first time venturing out solo.
Bacayo is a member of the Art Factory; a supported studio offering guidance, mentoring, networks and career paths to assist in further establishing and maintaining a contemporary arts practice for people with an intellectual disability. The studio runs every Tuesday from Riverina Community College.
Jordy Bos, the Studio Supervisor at the Art Factory says, “Layla has been working diligently in the studio to produce this body of work. It’s great to see everything come together for her first solo exhibition.”
The exhibition will be opened by the Artistic Manager of the Art Factory Sarah McEwan.
The exhibition is open from 10am – 2:30pm on Tuesday 17 October and Tuesday 24 October at Riverina Community College.