City of Greater Bendigo

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

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

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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


Event starts
Friday 20 November, 2020
Event ends
Sunday 17 January, 2021
Bendigo Art Gallery
Venue Address
42 View St

Victoria , Bendigo

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