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New Exuberance: Contemporary Australian Textile Design

North Bondi Dream

New Exuberance: Contemporary Australian Textile Design

24 May 2024 – 21 Jul 2024

New Exuberance celebrates the work of more than 30 textile creatives and includes 10 commissioned works produced by designers associated with the JamFactory. This exhibition acknowledges the rich diversity of textile-based practices in contemporary art, design and fashion in Australia right now.

Textile design today is a vibrant boundary-blurring creative field. Moving through disciplines – graphic, furniture and product design, fashion and the visual arts – it manifests as surface patterning, material experimentation and transfiguration, storytelling and conceptual ideas. Collaborations in the fashion industry are on the increase, forged by creatives such as Romance Was Born, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Grace Lillian Lee and initiatives such as First Nations Fashion + Design. The skyrocketing visibility within First Nations practices is partly due to the passionate vision of new enterprises and reinforced by the meaningful and covetable textile designs being produced by artists in the Top End and remote art centres and collectives.

Image: North Bondi Dream Apartment Glamour Sack. Creative Direction Stavroula Adameitis. Photo Charles Grant.

Gallery Details

Hamilton Gallery
107 Brown Street
Hamilton VIC 3300
T: (03) 5573 0460
W: hamiltongallery.org

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Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.