The Art of Wool
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December 1, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists. The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today.
The exhibition features paintings drawn from the exquisite collections of the New England Regional Art Museum including the work of Sydney Long, Thomas Cooper, Blamire Young and Emily Kame Kngwarreye. These significant artworks are paired with the avant-garde fashion designs from the International Woolmark Prize archive at The Woolmark Company including the work of Alistair Trung, Christopher Esber, Dion Lee and STRATEUS.CARLUCCI.
Don’t miss this visually stunning display which blends beautiful artworks with innovative fashion design to showcase the quality of Australian wool.
The Art of Wool exhibition is presented by The Woolmark Company and the New England Regional Art Museum. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of Arts Visions of Australia program.
A New England Regional Art Museum and Australian Wool Innovations Travelling Exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts Visions of Australia program.
Chuyan (detail) Miss Chu Yan, China International Woolmark Prize 2014, Asia Region International Woolmark Prize archive at Australian Wool Innovation. Photograph by Michael Taylor