Performing Textiles is an exhibition featuring new work by students from the Victorian College of the Arts’ Honours in Fine Arts (Visual Art) program. Following a competitive selection process, ten student artists were chosen to develop new works in response to a curatorial theme exploring the interconnection between textiles and performance in contemporary art.
The exhibition highlights interdisciplinary perspectives and investigates the interwoven roles of fabric, fashion and the body – as both material force and form.
Performing Textiles is a collaboration between the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
Artists: Jack Coventry, Ceardai Demelza, Hannah Gartside, Carla Milentis, Kiah Pullens, Scotty So, Tina Stefanou, Bronte Stolz, Jennifer Valender, Hayley van Ree
Weekend viewing only
17–18 August & 24–25 August
Opening hours 10am – 5pm
(please note Sunday 18 August is the University of Melbourne’s Open Day)
Sunday 18 & 25 August from 2pm
Jennifer Valender will perform Shyness is nice
Scotty So will perform As she floats
Artists in conversation
Sunday 25 August from 3pm
Performing Textiles is supported by a Victorian College of the Arts Foundation Engagement Grant from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
Performing Textiles is part of The Potter’s 2019 Inside Out program, generously supported by Peter Jopling AM QC, Andy Zhang and Calvin Huang.