Migrations curated by international textile academic Dr Jessica Hemmings
Thurs, 29 Oct
- When 27 Oct - 31 Oct 2015
UNSW ART & DESIGN, CNR OXFORD STREET & GREENS ROAD, PADDINGTON, NSW 2021.
Curated by Professor Jessica Hemmings, Head of the School of Visual Culture, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Migrations examines the portability of textiles – the ease with which they are transacted and move around the globe – and their hybrid position within the worlds of craft, design and art. Alongside this portability is the reality that the textile often exists as a multiple. While versions roam, others stay closer to home.
The Migrations project is itself travelling throughout 2015 to locations across the US, Ireland and Australia and explores notions of textiles as carriers of multiple cultural influences. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication titled Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (Bloomsbury: 2015). The project brings together contemporary artists, designers and an author who all work at the intersection of cultures and use multiple, portable textiles as their vehicle. The exhibition features work by international artists such as; Jasleen Kaur, Godfried Donkor, collaborators Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody, Dan Halter and Francois Dupré with Australian artists of international renown including Julie Ryder and writer Pamela Johnson.
Everyone is welcome to join a seminar from 4-8pm in Lecture Theatre EG02 on UNSW's Paddington Campus prior to the opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday 29 October 2015. Design students will present textile projects and designs as part of the seminar, which will also feature special presentations by Julie Ryder, a Canberra-based textile designer who has gained national and international recognition for her work, and curator Professor Jessica Hemmings.
Migrations exhibition in the ADspace foyer will coincide with Cultural Textiles: rug project curated by UNSW Art & Design academic Associate Professor Liz Williamson on shown in the ADspace Gallery foyer.