Author Archives: Danielle Whitfield

Come into the parlour – A room for kids

Fashion Detective is an exhibition of unattributed works dating from the nineteenth century conceived of as a series of ‘cases’ requiring investigation. Presented as small vignettes telling different stories of analysis and deduction, the exhibition is conceptually and visually playful. …  More

Fashion and Fiction

Opening in just a few weeks, Fashion Detective is a new approach to the interpretation and display of fashion and textiles at the NGV.  A playful departure from the usual conventions of chronology, artistry or technique, Fashion Detective is, instead, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 46

Excitingly, many of the artists in Melbourne Now have chosen to draw upon works in the NGV’s extensive Collection. From paintings to photographs to furniture, fashion and textiles, a large number of works from the permanent Collection are being sociably …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 57

Michelle Hamer is an architect turned textile artist whose work interrogates the vernacular of Melbourne’s civic landscape. Since 2005 Hamer has made small-scale needlepoint tapestries that reference forms of text and signage in the urban environment. Interested in language and meaning, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 81

Cult label Perks and Mini (P.A.M) has been a part of Melbourne’s independent fashion scene since establishing in 2000. Run by husband and wife team Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey, P.A.M’s distinctive aesthetic is best described as visual pandemonium. Their …  More