|Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|03 Mar 18 - 11 Jun 18
Established during the golden age of post-war modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the 1960s and 70s with its bold screen prints and pop-art style graphics. Coinciding with the emerging liberation of women, the founding of Marimekko, or ‘Mary dress’ as the name literally translates, represented a pure concept; free from rules and constraints.
This exhibition traces Marimekko’s meteoric rise from the 1950s to the present, and explores the dualities that define its aesthetic. Its iconic fabric patterns and unconventional ready-to-wear outfits brought colour and informality to an otherwise self-conscious fashion world. With more than 60 outfits, swathes of original fabrics, homewares, sketches and other archival materials, the exhibition focuses on the work of the talented individuals who defined this local textile practice and created its internationally recognisable designs.
Getting to Bendigo from Melbourne airport is an easy 90 minute drive along the Calder Freeway. The distance from Melbourne to Bendigo is 147km.
The express train service is just over 90 minutes from Melbourne Southern Cross Station. For Bendigo train timetables, fares, maps and travel information, please visit www.vline.com.au or phone V/Line on 1800 900 007.
The Bendigo train station is just a few minutes walk into the city centre. The gallery is a 15 minute walk or 1.1km. There are buses available from the train station to the gallery - Bus number 50, 52, 53, 54 or the 55 bus. Please click here to access the timetables.
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