Bendigo Art Gallery’s Piinpi Exhibition to Open in France during Paris Fashion Week 2022 | Bendigo Advertiser

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An exhibition developed by the Bendigo Art Gallery will make its international debut in France during Paris Fashion Week. The Piinpi: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Fashion exhibition features Australia’s first-ever survey of Australia’s leading First Nations fashion and design designers and will be on display at the Australian Embassy in Paris from January 28 through April. . This is the first time that a Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition has toured internationally after its launch in September 2020. Read more: Bendigo Art Gallery director Jessica Bridgfoot said it was exciting to see something produced in Bendigo take the international stage. “It has incredible First Nations content,” she said. “One of the big things (of which we are proud) is how wonderful it is for Indigenous designers and artists to see their work on display during Paris Fashion Week. We can’t wait to see what other doors this opens. Rodney Carter, Dja Dja Wurrung, senior and CEO of the group, has his opossum skin cloak in the exhibit and plans to travel with me until the opening in January (if COVID permits). “Ms Bridgfoot said the team behind the show had high hopes. After her presentation at Bendigo,” This is something amazing and unique in Australia and unlike anything anyone has ever seen ” , she said. “So we had our faith that it would be amazing, but I don’t think we anticipated the huge appetite there is for Indigenous design and fashion. “We had aspirations for it to run, we knew we had developed something new and exciting, but from the start it went to the National Museum, we couldn’t have predicted that level of demand. “It is due to this duality of contemporary and innovative work which is also very deeply rooted in heritage and culture. These clothes have something to say and are a truly rich experience. Piinpi showcases the work of over 50 Indigenous artists and designers. “There has never been a big survey of Indigenous Australian fashion before,” Ms. Bridgfoot said. it is a more unique offer and something that tells a unique story of our cultural heritage. We have contacted organizations with which we work in partnership, ”she said. “This exhibition was born from our relationship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which offered space to the embassy during Paris Fashion Week. -Update news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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