// you’re reading...

art and design, exhibitions, festivals, free stuff, melbourne cbd, sewing and craft, shops and markets, State of Design 2009

HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

 HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

My favourite of the three exhibitions that Craft Victoria are hosting as part of the State of Design festival is Visible Markings.

In a dimly lit room various pieces of armoury hang with ghostly stillness. However, the breastplates, collars and neckpieces have been constructed out of unexpected materials – knitted wool interspersed with leather, oak, organza and metal. Alana Clifton Cunningham’s exhibition challenges the traditional ‘stand-back and admire’ approach of art exhibitions with a collection of tactile textures which you are encouraged to approach at close range and touch. In fact, on the back wall you are actively urged to feel a row of small frames containing different knitted textures, which reminded me variously of Christmas trees, fishing nets and even female genitalia.

 HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

The intricate handmade works reward a slow, careful inspection and you can read more about the process and the artistic inspirations in Craft Victoria’s interview with Alana.

Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

pixel HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Discussion

No comments for “HOT: Visible Markings, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne”

Post a comment

Twitter ID
(ID only. No links or "@" symbols)

Welcome to MEL: HOT OR NOT

The decisive guide to Melbourne

Reviews of what's HOT and NOT in the city.

Recent Posts

HOT: Meatballs & Sons, 266 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
July 23, 2014
HOT: Ebi Fine Food, 18A Essex St, Footscray
July 21, 2014
HOT: Luna1878 Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, cnr Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne + Giveaway!
July 18, 2014
HOT: Southgate Moveable Feasts at Artusi, Amarok and Bluetrain, Southgate Precint, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank
July 16, 2014

Click for more in Archives

Get in touch

Want to say hello, ask questions, give feedback, advertise on the site? Email me at joyce@melhotornot.com

LIKE me on Facebook

We’re featured in LonelyPlanet.com

I'm a featured blogger on Lonely Planet
MEL: HOT OR NOT - The decisive guide to Melbourne Melbourne restaurants

Twitter Updates

    Categories

    Editorial policy

    Get Adobe Flash player