Sunday, February 28, 2010

Brittany Veitch

Brittany Veitch is a felt and soft sculpture artist trained as an Industrial Designer. Brittany makes handsewn toys under her label, The Vibrant City, which was launched in 2007. In 2009, Brittany collaborated with Ben Landau to present Bio-Accessories at the City Library niches as part of Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed festival program. In the same year Brittany was part of Veni, Vidi, Vici, a group exhibition at C3 Contemporary Art Space with Katie Jacobs and Rohani Osman.

Pardon My French!, 2010, felt, chain, thread

French profanity, curse with style. Hand-embroidered felt speech bubbles in black, de rigueur for Melbourne chic, slung from gaudy gold chain.

Pardon my French! is a tongue in check expression of fashion frivolities mixing cheap material, commonly associated with mass production, with traditional craftsmanship skills to bring a subtle quality to what is an essentially crude trinket.

Emblazoned in finely detailed hand stitching, Zut!, a French expletive, pays homage to Paris, France, an icon for fashion.

And so to this folly, say oui oui, and curse to your heart’s content.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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