While there is much to be gained in creative exchange between Australia and India, there is also something to be learnt from each other’s cultural systems. When musicians, dancers, artists and designers from India and Western countries like Australia come together to collaborate, they often encounter a difference in values about the ownership of what’s … Continue reading Artists take the ethical path between Australia and India
Christian Thompson argues that use of Aboriginal design by high-end fashion studios like Rodarte demonstrates a respect for culture that continues to honour the human form. Aboriginal art practices are part of a global economy and the recent collaboration between fashion designers Rodarte and the late Papunya Tula artist Benny Tjangala is testament to the … Continue reading Appropriation or Exchange?
See how the UTS textile and fashion students worked with artisans through the Happy Hands workshop in Delhi. 1-15 November 2012UTS Textiles Library, 730 Harris Street, Ultimo, DAB Building 6, Level 3, Room 346 Opening 1 November 12pm Nine UTS fashion and textile students embarked on a journey to India for a celebration of Australian … Continue reading UTS Fashion and Textile India Tour Exhibition
Melbourne artist/textile designer Sara Thorn is a remarkable combination of artistic passion and hard-headed business mind. While she travels to India following her heart, she’s capable of dispelling illusions in recognition of the real world. As a pathfinder, she has learnt to follow her heart, but at the same time keep an eye on the … Continue reading Sara Thorn in India – how to follow your dream into the real world