RMIT students will explore a new era of fashion and design in ANTHROPOCENE, an exhibition at First Site Gallery co-hosted with the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Now in their 10th year, RMIT’s student-led exhibition and accompanying arts programs are hallmarks of the international fashion festival, presenting the university’s emerging talent on a global stage.
This year, audiences will be invited to consider our relationship between fashion and geology, the future of fashion in our evolving environment, and how we can weave new human relationships with the earth through the visual and tactile.
Co-curated by RMIT students and recent graduates Josephine Briginshaw, Andy Butler and John Brooks, ANTHROPOCENE (21 February – 10 March) will exhibit works by 16 RMIT artists and designers investigating this new geological era and its implications for design, textiles, art and fashion disciplines.
The show features works by Agatha Partyka, Alison Robinson, Benjamin Sheppard, Caroline Pattle, Gabbee Stolp, Georgie Brunmayr, Jess Sansum, Jordana Halperin, Lauralai Wilson, Liss Fenwick, Paul Castro, Pie Bolton, Renae Cusmano, Sharon McEntee, Tara Milenkovic, and Zoe Jackson.
The ANTHROPOCENE program will include a VIP event featuring presentations by the exhibiting artists (21 March), a panel discussion (7 March), an artist studio visit (8 March), and workshops (9 March), as well an open invitation to meet the artists and curators for celebratory drinks and performances (7 March).
When: 21 February – 7 March
Where: RMIT First Site Gallery, Storey Hall Basement, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11am-5pm
Celebratory night: Tuesday, 7 March, 5.30pm-7.30pm
For interviews: Asha Bee Abraham, Creative Arts Officer, (03) 9925 2206.
For images and general media enquiries: Celeste Best, Communications Coordinator, (03) 9925 4007.