Performing Textiles

17 Aug 2019 — 25 Aug 2019

Weekend viewings only: 17–18 August & 24–25 August
Opening hours 10am to 5pm

Performing Textiles is an exhibition featuring new work by students from the Victorian College of the Arts’ Honours in Fine Art (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 textile 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 Art 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)

Live performances
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.