Eleven contemporary fibre artists from across Australia come together for a group show to explore the theme of Origins @ Brunswick Street Gallery. Part of Craft Victoria craft cubed festival, 2017. Artists; Gaby Dillon, Heidi Heylard, Gemma Hicks, Natalie Jones, Monika Kalinowska, Lee Leibrandt, Deborah McArdle, Kiki Newdick, Nicole Pollock & Kate Sylvester.
For this exhibition, Sylvester has selected tees from two friends; Pete Rowett & artist, Lily Vonk. Their individual style and online personas epitomise the fetishisation of fashion as identity.
‘Wear Me’, celebrates the power of the clothes we choose to wear, their ability to embody our fetishised persona, helping to transform our demeanour, our acceptance of ourselves and how we present our identity to the world.
An At Kate's Place Event at her new home studio in Heidelberg Heights.
solo exhibition of Kate V M Sylvester's recent series of paintings and collection of couched tee work.
Tasty treats, tea and refreshments will be provided along with some fun games set up in the studio garden. All proceeds from sales go towards the artists studio practise and a joint residency and exhibition with American artist Annieo KIass
Kay Abude, Sarah crowEST, Mikala Dwyer, David Egan, Matthew Linde, Simone Slee and Kate Sylvester.
Conceived by Sarah crowEST and curated by Jane O’Neill.
Opening celebration: Thursday 3 March, 5.30–7.30pm
Exhibition dates: 3 March to 2 April, 2016
The word fabrik translates from German as ‘workshop’, and refers to a tendency for some artists to address both materials and methods of production. Whether scrunched, snipped, draped, ironed, ripped or threaded, many artworks reveal a strong emphasis on the artists’ physical engagement with textiles and by extension, prompts consideration of our own daily interactions with fabric.
This exhibition is one of three exhibitions that fall under the banner of Fabrik: conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles, a multi-venue group of exhibitions also being held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne and Sutton Project Space.
Works included in this component of the exhibition refer to the making or wearing of garments. Included is a program of performances, textile based works which relate to previous performances, videos of performances and with accompanying catalogues and books by the artists in the exhibition.
More information and a list of artists performances and floortalks scheduled during the course of the exhibition can be found at http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=1143
The exhibition forms part of the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program.
Entry is free and all visitors are welcome.
Tuesday 1 Mar 2016 to Sunday 22 May 2016
Conceived by Sarah crowEST curated by Jane O’Neill
Artists: John Barbour, Clementine Barnes, Sarah crowEST, Christine Dean, ADS Donaldson, Mikala Dwyer, David Egan, Andreas Exner, Dana Harris, Louise Haselton, Mark McDean, Elizabeth Newman, Michelle Nikou, Rose Nolan, Virginia Overell, Janet Passehl, Elizabeth Pulie, Stuart Ringholt, Robert Rooney, Kate Sylvester, Lyndal Walker, Jenny Watson, Heimo Zobernig.
Fabrik: conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles is a multi-venue exhibition held at the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art and Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA [3 Mar - 2 Apr], and Sutton Project Space [18 Feb - 12 Mar]. The project forms part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program.
Fabrik provides a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas across the fields of fashion, textiles and contemporary art. Featuring a selection of new and existing works, the exhibition includes emerging, mid-career and established artists from Australia and overseas. The word fabrik translates from German as ‘workshop’, and refers to the tendency of these artists to address both materials and methods of production. Whether scrunched, snipped, draped, ironed, ripped or threaded, the artworks reveal a strong emphasis on the artists’ physical engagement with textiles. By extension, the exhibition prompts consideration of our own daily interactions with fabric.