Thursday, November 7, 2013
(Galleries stay open until 8.00pm)
VENUE: Gallery 1
COST: FREE event – no RSVP required. Cash bar.
The encounter between art and fashion has been a rapidly growing phenomenon over the last decade. With major international artists collaborating with top fashion houses on unique projects, fashion and art have become cultural comrades. Guest speaker, writer and curator Alison Kubler will address the impact of these two worlds colliding as fashion moves into the museum and architecture responds to fashion.
Scientific developments such as garments that respond to biometric data (for example, your heart beat) are now being assimilated by fashion and beauty systems, and are taking the way we can present ourselves to unprecedented levels that have real potential to revise our very own biology and influence our environment. Dr Laini Burton of Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast will share some of these provocations - such as those made by contemporary Australian and international artists, designers and scientists like Lucy McRae - to suggest some of their implications.
Having recently returned from the annual World of Wearable Art (WOW) awards show and exhibition in New Zealand, local artist and designer Erica Gray will share her insights into the current state of Wearable Art where art, fashion and theatre collide, and a provocative discussion will ensue about the place of this artform within the two cultures of art and fashion.
Join us also for the Gold Coast launch of a new book co-authored by Alison Kubler and have your copy of the book signed on the night.
in the 21st Century
By Mitchell Oakley Smith and Alison Kubler
Foreword by Daphne Guinness
This event is presented in conjunction with the Liminal: Queensland College of Art Gold Coast Graduate Exhibition on display in Gallery 1 from 2 November – 1 December
The AFTER DARK program is an enriching program of events that explore our exhibitions. Join us on selected Thursdays for art, music and talks.