Established in Australia by Danielle Chiel in partnership with women from rural villages in Tamil Nadu southern India. What began as a solution to produce hand-knitted garments offshore is now a sisterhood of artisans and a business entwined with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. They have scaled to produce commercial quantities of garments, all entirely hand knitted.
- no machine intervention, no waste and no carbon footprint to make for international designer brands. Experience a fashion show like no other at Paddington Town Hall, Thursday May 25th, 6:30pm Tickets: $49, Knits, & bubbles.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers gather and use
‘tjanpi’ (grass) to make contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and
sculptures that display endless inventiveness. These works were created by
salvaging metal seat frames from old motorcar graveyards found in the desert
and using them as a free-form, weaving frame. The sculptures take on the shape
of the frames, slightly warped and undulating. The process of weaving softens
the form and provides colours and the stories of Country and culture.
Artists:Bridget Baker, Kathy Dodd, Kim Dodd, Fiona Dodd, Ngilan (Margaret)
Dodd, Kayla Gayla, Collette Stewart, Pinuka (Margaret) Yai Yai and Amy Yilpi. www.australiandesigncentre.com/mutukaku-ngura-motorcar-country/
Officially opened at the Paris institution in March 2023. Curated by the museum's president Cécile Debray and Joanne Snrech, under the artistic direction of Paul himself. The exhibition is a unique showcase of the artist's sweeping oeuvre – with a twist. No white walls but colourful artfully designed walls, that speak to the art works in a new way. “A show as a three-dimensional exhibition of colour, optimism and lateral thinking, he was not comparing myself to Picasso - but he could relate to the way he was just interested in ‘stuff’ and his childlike approach to it.” https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/what-happened-when-paul-smith-designed-a-picasso-exhibition-202