Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion
Exhibition runs from 5 September through to 29 November 2020
Created exclusively for and by Bendigo Art Gallery, Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion will shine a light on Australia’s leading First Nations creatives, and a design movement that is fast becoming an internationally recognised fashion phenomenon.
Featuring the work of Indigenous artists and designers from the inner city to remote desert art centres, Piinpi will highlight the strength and diversity of the rapidly expanding Indigenous fashion and textile industry.
The exhibition is curated by our First Nations Curator, Shonae Hobson. A Kaantju woman, Hobson says the word ‘Piinpi’ comes from “my great grandmother’s language and is an expression that we use in East Cape York to describe seasonal changes and regeneration of Country.
Featuring collections by Grace Lillian-Lee, Lyn-Al Young, Maree Clarke, Lisa Waup x Verner, Hopevale Arts and many more the exhibition features garments and design objects from major public and private collections as well as new collections from designers and arts centres.
Proudly supported by Visit Victoria.
Image:Grace Lillian Lee, Body Armour – A Weave of Reflection Pink and Orange 2018. Model – Shantel Miskin, Photographer- Wade Lewis, Videographer -Chris Baker, Assistant – Darrin Walker, Makeup Artist – Roxanne Macaraeg + Maria Morrison, Lead Hair Stylist – Cally Densmore-Lee, Hair Stylist – The Hair Studio