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MFF: No.13 Exhibition

Mar 11 -

Mar 19

Waste not, want not.

Emerging artist and fashion designer Chelsea Hickman is aiming to expand consumer awareness within the garment industry with her live exhibition No.13, presented as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Inspired by Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ ‘Maintenance Art’, Hickman is looking to educate and disrupt by bringing 3000kg of discarded textile waste into the George Paton Gallery. The durational performance will show garments being counted and sorted into wardrobes and shelves to present a physical graph, highlighting why certain items of clothing are being discarded more than others.

With statistics showing an approximate 501,000,000kg of textile waste added to landfill every year in Australia, No.13 aims to encourage people to think more sustainably about their own consumerism. This solo exhibition is part of Hickman’s ongoing research into repurposing textile waste and consumer behaviours within the fashion industry.

This event is totally free, with no registration required.

For more information head here. Check out more of Chelsea’s work here.

THE DETAILS

George Paton Gallery, Level 2, Union House, Tin Alley, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC

March 11  – 19

melbournefashionfestival.com

2021-03-11 00:00:00 2021-03-19 00:00:00 Australia/Melbourne MFF: No.13 Exhibition

Emerging artist and fashion designer Chelsea Hickman is aiming to expand consumer awareness within the garment industry with her live exhibition No.13, presented as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Inspired by Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ ‘Maintenance Art’, Hickman is looking to educate and disrupt by bringing 3000kg of discarded textile waste into the George Paton Gallery. The durational performance will show garments being counted and sorted into wardrobes and shelves to present a physical graph, highlighting why certain items of clothing are being discarded more than others.

With statistics showing an approximate 501,000,000kg of textile waste added to landfill every year in Australia, No.13 aims to encourage people to think more sustainably about their own consumerism. This solo exhibition is part of Hickman’s ongoing research into repurposing textile waste and consumer behaviours within the fashion industry.

This event is totally free, with no registration required.

For more information head here. Check out more of Chelsea’s work here.

George Paton Gallery Level 2, Union House, Tin Alley, University of Melbourne Parkville Melbourne VIC Fashion Journal noonan.s@outlook.com
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