An exhibition of Contemporary Wearables from the ANU School of Art & Design at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC.

The Way We Wear showcases the work of current staff and alumni of the ANU School of Art & Design. The works in this exhibition display clothing and fashion as object and artefact, extending ideas of the wearable into explorations of our preconceived notions of clothing and its function.

These works reflect two of the School of Art & Design’s research clusters: Nature & Culture and Activism & Social Engagement. The selected works address ideas of wearable art through a variety of mediums from across the School’s eleven disciplines – with many artists taking an interdisciplinary approach. The selected artists are working in fields that draw on the power of clothing and accessories as universally recognisable items, to engage the viewer with contemporary issues of personal and global importance.

This exhibition is possible through collaboration between ANU School of Art & Design, the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, the ANU North American Liaison Office, and the ANU Research School of Humanities & the Arts.

Artists: Dean Cross, Dr Jacqueline Bradley, Rebecca Mayo, Larah Nott, Phoebe Porter, Sian Watson, Boya Yu, & Uniform Project: Alison Alder, Megan Hinton, Dan Edwards.

Curated by Dr Charlotte Galloway, Acting Director, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU School of Art & Design. 

19 March - 31 May 2019
Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA