Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|31 Oct 20 - 17 Jan 21|
As mandated by the Victoria State Government, institutions must keep data on all visitors. As a condition of entry we are required to capture the contact details of all visitors to assist with contact tracing in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19. The information will be held according to relevant privacy law requirements.
As the Gallery has very limited visitor capacity, booking before you visit will enable us to manage capacity and will help to avoid delays and queues. If you do not book before your visit, please note that you may be required to queue outside or be unable to enter due to capacity restrictions.
Bendigo Art Gallery will provide further advice if there are any changes to these arrangements as the response to the pandemic continues to evolve.
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The first major survey of contemporary Indigenous Australian fashion to be undertaken in this country, Piinpi sheds lights on a growing industry which is blossoming and set to become Australia’s major fashion movement. Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.
Piinpi, an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula, refers to Indigenous ‘seasonal changes’ and the regeneration of Country. For centuries, Indigenous knowledge and connection to the land has played a pivotal role in art and culture for Australia’s First Peoples. Seasonal changes signify the availability of mayi (bush foods), when to travel, and when to collect traditional materials for ceremony and malkari (traditional dance). Across the landscape of Indigenous fashion today designers and artists are sharing their stories through beautifully crafted fabrics and wearable art.
Join First Nations Curator Shonae Hobson on a virtual tour.
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion combines Indigenous art and fashion to showcase an exciting and innovative array of designs. The exhibition will feature collections by Lyn-Al Young, Grace Lillian-Lee, Babbarra Women’s Centre, Maree Clarke, Lisa Waup x Verner, Hopevale Arts and Cultural centre and many more.