The Way We Wear Exhibition | Embassy of Australia, Washington USA

Jacqueline Bradley, Night Fall, The Way We Wear Exhibition (installation view), the Embassy of Australian, Washington DC.
Monday 18 March 2019

The Way We Wear
Contemporary Wearables from the ANU School of Art & Design

The Way We Wear opened at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC on Monday the 18 of March 2019. The exhibition showcases the work of current staff and alumni of the ANU School of Art & Design. The works in this exhibition display clothing and fashion as object and artefact, extending ideas of the wearable into explorations of our preconceived notions of clothing and its function.

These works reflect two of the School of Art & Design’s research clusters: Nature & Culture and Activism & Social Engagement. The selected works address ideas of wearable art through a variety of mediums from across the School’s eleven disciplines – with many artists taking an interdisciplinary approach. The selected artists are working in fields that draw on the power of clothing and accessories as universally recognisable items, to engage the viewer with contemporary issues of personal and global importance.

Artists: Dean Cross, Dr Jacqueline Bradley, Rebecca Mayo, Larah Nott, Phoebe Porter, Sian Watson, Boya Yu, & Uniform Project: Alison Alder, Megan Hinton, Dan Edwards.

Curated by Dr Charlotte Galloway, Acting Director, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU School of Art & Design. 

The Way We Wear continues until the 31 May 2019 at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA. 

To read the exhibition catalogue, please see here.

As part of the Exhibition, Professor Denise Ferris, Megan Hinton and Dr Jacqueline Bradley also delivered a public artist talk titled, The Art of Addressing Concerns. For more information and to watch the talk online, please see here.  

The School of Art & Design acknowledges the support of the Embassy of Australia - Washington DC, the ANU North American Liaison Office, and the ANU Research School of Humanities & the Arts. 

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