Thursday, March 22, 2012

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival National Graduate Showcase

Chris Ran Lin/ Ju Young Seo/ Natalia Grzybowski

There was a buzz of excitement in the air as designers, models and Melbourne’s fash-pack donned their finest for the annual L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) runways.

Whilst it’s always a thrill checking out what the established designers have up their sleeve for the season ahead, the National Graduate Showcase is another little gem on the LMFF event calendar. The graduates featured in the Showcase hail from a variety of Australian Universities and colleges and have been carefully selected from a large pool of ‘rising stars’. It’s always a pleasure to witness the debut of Australia’s next fashion generation. Read more...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tamworth Textile Triennial: Sensorial Loop, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Twins, Paula Do Prado/ Framework, Esther Paleologos

The first annual Tamworth Textile Triennial exhibition, Sensorial Loop, is currently showing at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne in the first stop of its tour of Australia. Featuring twenty-two Australian textiles artists, the show highlights the development of the country’s textile industry.
The exhibition will allow visitors to see the ways in which contemporary artists are pushing the boundaries of textile design by combining traditional and modern-day construction techniques. Read more...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Melburnin' March 2012

Debra LUCCIO, Butterfly in Blue (detail) 2011, monotype on Velin Arches 75 x 52.5cm

I’ve been trying to identify a common theme shared by Melbourne’s exciting line-up of exhibitions this month, but I’m stumped. From photography to religious sculpture, painting, Indigenous art and multimedia, March seriously has it all going on. Add these exhibitions to a stack of Melbourne festivals and events taking place this month and you have one mixed bag of fun. So I guess the key message this March is diversity – grab every opportunity to try something new and you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised. Read more...