3 ROOMS: Object Design + The Body was an exhibition that showcased the creative outcomes from a collaborative project involving curators, lecturers and students from Australia and Singapore. The project asked students from Curtin University Australia, and LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore, to consider fashion as a form of Object Design with reference to the body, rather than redesigning existing clothing made exclusively to be worn as garment. The project engaged contributors in interdisciplinary research and practice to encourage new ways of designing and making fashion. Using the body as site, a space for reflection, researching new materials and techniques for construction, engaging in new methods of investigation, and exploring inter-disciplinary approaches help to move fashion away from its existing ties with garment, production and business to evolve new notions of what fashion is, and can be.
ROOM 1 considered the presentation of fashion objects as important as the objects themselves. Australian designer Jocelyn Tan’s installation investigated the slippages garment and accessory, her bricolage of product, furniture and fashion is sleek and contemporary. All works in this gallery investigated parallel concepts in retail visual merchandising as of means of presenting their work within new exhibition formats. Co-curated by Anne Farren + Emily Wills.
Lauren Sims (Left)
Kathryn Young (Left), Jocelyn Tan (Centre and Right)
Imogene Spencer (2012)