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Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion, curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, brings together for the first time a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion, curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, brings together for the first time a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.

Piinpi (pronounced ‘pin-pee’) is an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula and 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. Across the landscape of Indigenous fashion today designers and artists are sharing their stories through beautifully crafted fabrics and wearable art.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion combines Indigenous art and fashion to showcase an exciting and innovative array of designs that are uniquely and immediately identifiable as Australian with global resonance. Piinpi is presented at the National Museum of Australia by the Swayn Centre for Australian Design, and will open in February 2021.

Piinpi “When the flower blooms then you know piiwu (rock wallaby) come fat. Then it is time for burn grass, and then those flowers fall down on the burn grass place and the kangaroo eats them. When that flower is finished up, then that storm time finishes too.” Phyllis Hobson (Kanthanapu, Kuuku Ya’u Elder, East Cape York)

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Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion, curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, brings together for the first time a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medals, the highest award in architecture in Australia honoring the architects whose design vision has helped form a nation. Gold+ reflects on the work of the contemporary Gold Medalist’s, pairing the architects with colleagues, critics, presenters and writers, clients and even family to create a dynamic series of conversations that give us insight into the inspiration and motivation in designing the future.  Much of the work of our award-winning architects was designed and constructed in times of political and economic stability, but what insights and advice can the Architecture Gold Medalist’s offer during global pandemic?

UPCOMING EVENTS

PIINPI EVENTS

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Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion, curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, brings together for the first time a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.

Piinpi (pronounced ‘pin-pee’) is an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula and 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. Across the landscape of Indigenous fashion today designers and artists are sharing their stories through beautifully crafted fabrics and wearable art.

PIINPI EVENTS

Piinpi “When the flower blooms then you know piiwu (rock wallaby) come fat. Then it is time for burn grass, and then those flowers fall down on the burn grass place and the kangaroo eats them. When that flower is finished up, then that storm time finishes too.” Phyllis Hobson (Kanthanapu, Kuuku Ya’u Elder, East Cape York)

Piinpi “When the flower blooms then you know piiwu (rock wallaby) come fat. Then it is time for burn grass, and then those flowers fall down on the burn grass place and the kangaroo eats them. When that flower is finished up, then that storm time finishes too.” Phyllis Hobson (Kanthanapu, Kuuku Ya’u Elder, East Cape York)

Piinpi “When the flower blooms then you know piiwu (rock wallaby) come fat. Then it is time for burn grass, and then those flowers fall down on the burn grass place and the kangaroo eats them. When that flower is finished up, then that storm time finishes too.” Phyllis Hobson (Kanthanapu, Kuuku Ya’u Elder, East Cape York)

PIINPI EVENTS

PIINPI EVENTS

PIINPI

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion

Piinpi

Contemporary Indigenous

Australian Fashion

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion, curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, brings together for the first time a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through the lens of contemporary fashion.

Piinpi (pronounced ‘pin-pee’) is an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula and 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. Across the landscape of Indigenous fashion today designers and artists are sharing their stories through beautifully crafted fabrics and wearable art.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fashion combines Indigenous art and fashion to showcase an exciting and innovative array of designs that are uniquely and immediately identifiable as Australian with global resonance. Piinpi is presented at the National Museum of Australia by the Swayn Centre for Australian Design, and will open in February 2021.

Piinpi “When the flower blooms then you know piiwu (rock wallaby) come fat. Then it is time for burn grass, and then those flowers fall down on the burn grass place and the kangaroo eats them. When that flower is finished up, then that storm time finishes too.” Phyllis Hobson (Kanthanapu, Kuuku Ya’u Elder, East Cape York)

Piinpi

Contemporary Indigenous

Contemporary Indigenous

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The Swayn Centre for Australian Design acknowledges the Ngunnawal, the Ngunawal and the Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.