Contemporary artists and designers have created a collection of global stories in their textiles. Exhibiting at the Australian Design Centre will be the works of Godfried Donkor, Françoise Dupré, Pamela Johnson,Julie Ryder and Mr. Somebody & Mr. Nobody. Norwegian artist, Toril Johannessen, creates printed textiles with optical illusions aesthetically inspired by wax-resist textile patterns, and is one of the artists whose work is on display. The Australian Design Centre is Australia’s leading arts organisation dedicated exclusively to design. Jessica Hemmings, the exhibition's curator, writes about textiles and is a regular contributor to Selvedge magazine. She is currently Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Cultural Threads (Bloomsbury, 2015), book about post-colonial thinking and contemporary textile practice, is accompanied by Migrations as her latest editorial and curatorial project. Exploring the notion of textiles as carriers of multiple cultural influences, the exhibition Migrations will travel around Australia, United States and United Kingdom during 2015-2016, accompanied by its publication Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today (Bloomsbury, 2015), edited by exhibition curator Jessica Hemmings. Until February 27
The exhibition travels to the Huddersfield Art Gallery as part of the ROTOR exhibition programme in late 2016.