See Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Australia’s first major survey of contemporary Indigenous Australian fashion.
Featuring the work of Indigenous artists and designers from the inner city to remote desert art centres, Piinpi shines a light on Australia’s leading First Nations creatives.
The exhibition brings together works by seventy designers, artists and makers. Contemporary Indigenous fashion is celebrated for its rich storytelling and avant-garde aesthetic and the fusion of old and new materials and techniques. Woven into the fabric of this show is a shared vision for storytelling, continuation of cultural practices and optimism for the future.
31 OCT 20 - 17 JAN 21
For more information, visit bendigoregion.com.au/piinpi-contemporary-indigenous-fashion
Image 1: Grace Rosendale, Seedpods dress 2019. Silk organza, elastic, sequinned fabric.Photo: Bronwyn Kidd.
Image 2: Grace Lillian Lee, Body Armour – A Weave of Reflection Pink and Orange 2018. Photography by Wade Lewis. Image courtesy of the artist.
Image 3: Piinpi installation view.Photographer Leon Schoots
Image 4: Bernadette Watt, Golden dress 2019. Plant dyes, silk. Courtesy of the artist and Anindilyakwa Arts. Photo: Ben Ward
Image 5: Piinpi installation view.Photographer Leon Schoots