Designs inspired by cultural stories told by the artists from Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre featured in the Commonwealth Games fashion performance in February this year.
Intertwined was commissioned as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, and showcased Aboriginal and Torres Strait art through fashion. Four women artists from Hopevale, had their artworks and designs transformed into fabric featured in the exhibition curated and directed by Grace Lillian Lee and creative collaborator and choreographer Fiona Wirrer George.
The new Hopevale designs were the result of a recent collaboration with a team of Creative Industries students from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The project involved QUT’s Fashion and Design students working alongside the Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre artists to produce a capsule collection embracing and celebrating the Guugu Yimithirr tradition alongside contemporary design.
Main image credit: Hopevale and QUT fashion design collaboration. Image Deelan Do and QUT