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The Way We Wear

The Way We Wear

Contemporary wearables from School of Art & Design
Australian National University

Featured artists: Dean Cross, Jacqueline Bradley, Larah Nott, Phoebe Porter, Rebecca Mayo, Sian Watson, Boya Yu, & The 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 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.

This exhibition is possible through collaboration between ANU School of Art & Design, the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, the ANU North American Liaison Office, and the ANU Research School of Humanities & the Arts.

Above image: Phoebe Porter, Transit Series, aluminium, titanium, stainless steel, 600 x 150 x 10mm each, Photo: Andrew Sikorski


Date: 19 March - 21 June 2019
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm*
Location: Gallery @ Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036. Photo ID essential for entry.

Contact: For further information call 202.797.3000 or email: Cultural.RelationsUS@dfat.gov.au.

*For Security reasons, the gallery may be closed due to private events. We recommend calling ahead to verify hours.