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Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion Exhibition

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
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Currently on display at Bendigo Art Gallery until 17 January, 2021 is Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion. It's Australia's first major exhibition featuring contemporary Indigenous textiles and fashion.

Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery's First Nations Curator, Kaantju woman Shonae Hobson, Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion brings together works by seventy designers, artists and makers including Grace Lillian Lee, Lyn-Al Young, Maree Clarke, Lisa Waup x Verner, Hopevale Arts & Culture Centre, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, MAARA Collective, the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, AARLI Fashion, LORE and many more.

Image supplied by Katrina Hall Publicity/Communications

The word Piinpi is an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula, refers to Indigenous 'seasonal changes' and the regeneration of country.

Many of the garments selected for Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion are an expression of Country and contemporary Indigenous culture. Through the use of natural and recycled materials, traditional weaving techniques and hand-painted prints.

Image supplied by Katrina Hall Publicity/Communications

To manage the capacity of visitors, FREE tickets can be booked online here. In response to COVID-19, the Bendigo Art Gallery has introduced protocols to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff at the exhibition.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion exhibition is currently on display at Bendigo Art Gallery until 17 January 2021.
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Why? An exhibition showcasing indigenous fashion
When: 12 November - 17 January
Phone: (03) 5434 6088
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo
Cost: Free
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