Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prudence Lansell

Prudence Lansell is an emerging textiles artist and designer. Her recent work includes a commission to design and produce a dust jacket for Melbourne-based independent publishers And Collective's second book, And Collective book #2 and in 2007/2008 she completed an internship with esteemed label MATERIALBYPRODUCT.

Measuring Tape, 2010, drafting film and Washi masking tape.

Prudence Lansell’s sources of inspiration stretch from usually overlooked throwaway items such as urban detritus right up to the dearly cherished. Whether it be inherited jewellery from your favourite granny or a piece of Cornish ware you searched every market for all through your twenties, it is the relationship of an object to a person that is looked at, loved or not.

Measuring Tape is a fashion object that examines the process instead of the garment itself. The act of construction often sits in the background, rendered as supplementary rather than fundamental. Influenced heavily by the masking tape craft culture of Japan, this work has the air of the handmade with the material itself forming its integral measuring units.

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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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