Monday, 16 February 2009

L'oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2009

This year Craft Victoria are involved in 2 of the 52 Cultural Program events in the L'oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Make sure you head down and surround yourself in the fashion fever thats quickly rising through Melbourne as fashion week draws closer. This is what is coming up soon in CVHQ...

Chicks On Speed:Viva La Craft
Thursday March 12 - April 25
Gallery 1, 2 & 3

A long standing avant-garde project, Chicks on Speed (Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie) are recognised nationally and internationally as a formidable force in contemporary art, craft and music practice. Chicks on Speed: Viva la Craft! will transform Craft Victoria’s three gallery spaces into a laboratory of craft development: a live workshop, design studio, performance space and installation; a mash-up of new technology and artisanal technique. Viva la Craft! is Chicks on Speed's first solo exhibition in Australia and will feature collaboration en masse: don't do it yourself, but with everybody else!" This exhibition has been kindly supported by the City of Melbourne and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces.

A Limited Edition Chicks on Speed poster developed exclusively for Craft Victoria, will be available to purchase from Craft Victoria during the exhibition. Further details about how to pre-order will be listed on our website soon.

Monday March 2-March 22
enCOUNTER window

Melbourne based fashion design studios ALEXI FREEMAN (AF) and MATERIALBYPRODUCT (MBP) collaborate to produce an installation of new work, AFVMBP0309CV247LMFFCP that will be showcased at Craft Victoria’s enCOUNTER 24/7 exhibition space in March 2009. Both studios are actively engaged in the exploration and promotion of hand processing techniques in contemporary design. ALEXI FREEMAN draws upon dry-point etching methodologies to produce his signature geometric motifs; MATERIALBYPRODUCT appropriate markers of construction as templates for print design. Together, as collaborators AFVMBP, they explore the garment hybrid, AFVMBP0309CV247LMFFCP: both an experiment in form and an exchange of design vernacular.

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