Author Archives: Katie Somerville

Romance Was Born Crazy crochet dress, Del eye print leggings and crochet rooster beanie

Embracing craft and textile techniques such as appliqué, crochet and tie-dye in their practice, Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born have built a repertoire of dynamic, playful and engaging work that pays little heed to convention. Outfits in their early …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 16

The Melbourne Now exhibition has provided the perfect opportunity to profile some very interesting new works by artists whose practice is centered on the creation of innovative textiles.   Douglas McManus is one such artist, with a significant history of …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 36

For Melbourne Now, we have invited multi-award winning choreographer Antony Hamilton to curate a dynamic program of dance performance, events and workshops that will span the opening weekend right through to the close of the exhibition in March 2014.   …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 56

Hotham Street Ladies (HSL) are a group of five women whose work is rooted in their experiences of sharing a run-down but much-loved house in Hotham Street, Collingwood. The collective’s members are Cassandra Chilton, Molly O’Shaughnessy, Sarah Parkes, Caroline Price and …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 78

One of most exciting aspects of working with artists and designers on projects for Melbourne Now is witnessing them respond to spaces in the gallery building in new, unexpected and visually spectacular ways. Foyers, stairwells and corridors will be transformed …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 93

When we began thinking about the place of contemporary fashion design in the Melbourne Now story it struck us that this was the perfect opportunity to highlight the work of local shoemakers who exemplify the current resurgence in traditional bespoke …  More