Open Season

(in collaboration with Joshua M Longmore)

Silk, cotton, kourduroy, velvet, hemp, nylon, found printed fabric, rope, bamboo, sand, found objects.
4.0m x 5.0m x 4.0m

2010 Melbourne Fashion Festival

Old Military & Naval Club
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Open Season was a sculptural installation comissioned for the 2010 Melbourne Fashion Festival, which used a patchwork of found fabrics to create a living structure. Repurposing the bright colours and graphic prints of the fashion industry, the work sought to create an intimate meeting place for social interaction. The tipi-like form clebrated the ingenuity and elegance of early cultural inhabitations and design, while questioning the exotic perspective often applied by commerce to indigenous arts, patterns and customs.