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22 JUNE 2020 - 21 FEBRUARY 2021

Threads showcases a stunning collection of fashion and art from Aboriginal Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael. It features six hand woven sculptural dresses and artwork Weaving: past, present, future to highlight Elisa Jane’s connection to country and personal journey to insert Aboriginal narratives into Australia’s fashion history. 

In this exhibition, Elisa demonstrates how her arts practice creates threads that gives us a pathway to creating awareness about the depth of First Nation’s Peoples textile making in Australia and symbolic of interwoven, intergenerational knowledge.

Threads is not only an imagining of what First Nations weaving would be like without interruption, but an opportunity to learn from previous generations and passing on knowledge to a new generation. The exhibition will focus on Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ living cultures and how people continue to adapt traditional techniques and material, re-interpret forms and maintain the process of passing on traditional knowledge and cultural practices.  


Event Details

22 June 2020 - 21 February 2021
Level 2 Exhibition Space