A collaboration to end all collaborations – this exhibition at Craft pairs award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup with cutting edge Australian-based label VERNER. Translating Waup’s distinctive weaving style and line drawings which signify the many layers of her history she is continually uncovering, this new collection presents as both art and wearable garment, playing on concepts around gender, history and creativity.
Installations in the gallery above connect with works showcased in the space below with a launch event, exclusive interviews and conversations around creativity and collaboration in craft and design. Since 2012, VERNER has stood as one of Australia’s most intelligent and irreverent women’s wear labels. Experimenting with design and shape the garments play on gender, wearability, and function. VERNER believes clothing can convey a train of thought as well as style.
This collaboration is part of the ongoing Craft Aboriginal Commissioning program.