Tag Archives: Fashion

The Case of the missing bride and the forgotten couturier

When I conceived of Fashion Detective I hoped that our investigations would turn up some interesting facts or (fingers crossed) provide some possible answers. I never thought that we would crack a case: especially one so open-ended.   Typically when …  More

An Experiment Gone Awry

The development of gas lighting transformed the streets and homes of 19th century England. The gas, distilled by burning coal in an anaerobic environment created large amounts of oily sludge known as coal tar. Coal tar was used in the …  More

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

The Man

Fashion Detective author Sulari Gentill and Sisters in Crime Australia authors Leigh Redhead and Phillipa Martin led a fiction writing workshop at the NGV inspired by the mysterious objects in Fashion Detective. Here is one of the best stories, as …  More

Fashion Detective

Fashion Detective, now showing at NGV Australia, takes a selection of miscellaneous garments and accessories as the starting point for a series of investigations. Here, we investigate the history of a special fur cape in the NGV Collection.   This fur cape …  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

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