Graduating RMIT Bachelor of Arts Textile Design students have pieced together an outstanding exhibition of their final projects for design devotees.
Great Lengths (9-12 December) invites visitors to explore and celebrate artisanship, and the diverse application of textile practice and design with work spanning fashion, homewares, emerging technologies, the theatrical and the conceptual.
Bachelor of Arts Textile Design Program Manager Claire Beale, from the School of Fashion and Textiles, says the exhibition showcases the works of a diverse and creative textile collective.
“These emergent designers are developing multiple narratives of practice, exploring the potential of textiles to change our material world from the intimate to the public, the speculative to the commercial,” she said.
Textile Design graduate and exhibition organiser Emma Woods says Great Lengths is a measure of the students’ collaborative effort.
“We went to great lengths to produce works of quality, beauty and integrity,” Woods said.
“Spectators can expect great works across print, knit, weave and experimental textiles.”
Great Lengths is part of the RMIT College of Design and Social Context’s annual end-of-year exhibitions, which provide a platform for students to showcase their work and talents to prospective employers and industries, with many students gaining valuable connections and employment from these events.
What: Great Lengths
When: Wednesday 9 December - Saturday 12 December
Opening night: Wednesday 9 December, 5.30pm to 9pm
Where: OkLa @ The Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood
Cost: Free and open to the public