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Fashion on Film at ACMI

Opening the season is the Australian premiere of And Then There is Naples (E poi c’è Napoli) (2014), in which director Gianluca Migliarotti travels to the epicentre of men’s tailoring. Bespoke Neapolitan trouser maker Salvatore Ambrosi guides audiences through the ancient city of style where he encounters local designers and commentators who offer rare insights into the art of tailoring. Other traditional crafts are explored, which lead to a captivating exchange with a 120-year old ...

James Turrell: A Retrospective Exhibition at NGA

It celebrates Skyspaces, viewing chambers that affect our perception of the sky, and surveys Turrell’s life work, Roden Crater, a naked eye observatory in an extinct volcano on the edge of the Painted Desert, Arizona. The exhibition follows three highly successful shows throughout 2013—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York—with works from LACMA’s tour and spectacular installations purpose-built for Canberra. Si...

Recollect: Shoes Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum

Recollect: Shoes will provide a unique visual insight into footwear history and fashions. It will illustrate how our attitudes towards design and ‘comfort’ have changed or, perhaps, remained entirely the same, as well as the impact of new materials and techniques on shoemaking methods. Highlights of the display include historic shoes from the internationally significant Joseph Box collection. Joseph Box Ltd (today owned by John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd) was a London based shoe company ...

China Up Close Exhibition at ACMI

ACMI Director & CEO, Tony Sweeney said that China Up Close represents the most significant exploration of a major trading and cultural partner ever undertaken by the organisation across the breadth of its programming streams. “China Up Close will provide audiences with truly unique insights into Chinese screen-based practice and its symbiotic relationship with the powerful changes experienced in China, the world’s fastest growing economy,” said Sweeney. “China Up Close ...

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Exhibition at GoMA

Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on world fashion in the late 20th century. Designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way we think of fashion today. Their works will be shown alongside examples by the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, a protégé of Kawakubo, together with the pioneer of the 'Ura-Harajuku' movement Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Hiroaki Ohya, Matohu, ...

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia Exhibition at Queensland Museum

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia exhibition traces the changing shape and character of the bicycle, and its impact on Australia’s social, economic and political life. The exhibition features a wide range of material culture related to cycling in Australia, including different types of bicycles, cycling fashion, advertisements and promotional posters, and trophies and medals won by some of Australia’s most successful cyclists. Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is a touring exhibition from ...

Myths And Legends – GoMA Cinema Summer Festival Program

A companion program to 2014’s ‘Fairytales and Fables’, ‘Myths and Legends’ continues to explore the powerful relationships between classic folklore and modern cinematic storytelling, incorporating renditions and reinterpretations of classic tales, as well as contemporary accounts that translate mythic metaphors into unexpected genres, such as film noir, science fiction, adventure, drama, romance, comedy and the western. The program features the epic battles of classical ...

Pop to Popism Exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW

‘Popular, witty, sexy, glamorous’ – pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the 1960s. The pop artists rebelled against ‘high art’ to embrace the new world of advertising, television, film stars, pop music and consumerism. Pop art shocked many but inspired even more. This summer, re-live the pop revolution as Pop to popism takes over the Gallery. Spanning three decades from the mid 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition traces the origins of pop art, its heady high period ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk Exhibition at NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances. This spectacular overview of Gaultier’s oeuvre features the first dress created by the designer in 1971 to his latest  haute couture and ready-to-wear ...

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks Exhibition at the Museum of Sydney

Constructed by Ryan McNaught, one of only 12 LEGO® certified professionals worldwide, this exhibition celebrates tall and extraordinary buildings from Australia and Asia. Some are engineering head-turners while others are technical marvels. Some of these eye-popping giants, like the Shanghai Tower, pioneer new ways of living, while others like Singapore's Marina Bay Sands are instant global landmarks. Some are green, others lean. Some are strange and other-worldly, others are breathta...