Category: Fashion and Textiles

Art as Therapy – I can’t be sexy

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about …  More

A poetic engagement in reproduction #1

For my Melbourne Now installation, A poetic engagement in reproduction #1, I was drawn to a group of eighteenth Century brocade fragments from the NGV’s Fashion and Textiles Collection. These works were a reference point for the production of a …  More

Designing accessories in Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion

Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion has been the first NGV exhibition to engage costume designers for its display. Costume designers Marion Boyce and Gareth Blaha created custom headpieces for each of the 32 mannequins in the exhibition as well …  More

A new year; a new series of Three Thousand DIY workshops

A new year; a new series of DIY workshops hosted by Three Thousand at Melbourne Now. Harvest Textiles doing the hard work teaching kids to makes soft things, Adriana Giuffrida of POMS transmitting mystical meaning through acts of beading and …  More

Behind the Scenes: creating the cover for Art Deco Fashion

The exhibition catalogue Art Deco Fashion has proved enormously popular, partly perhaps because of its striking cover. The cover references an Edward Steichen image, Mrs Robert Johnston in a Coat with mink collar, 1934, which showed a wool jacket with …  More

Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

For  Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion, a beautiful Art Deco Jacket  c.1933 was bought by the NGV from Sydney vintage dealer and collector Clarence Chai. He collected actively from the 1960s and had sold an Art Deco dress c.1926 …  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