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The Art of Fashion

5.30 PM - 9.00 PM
Wednesday 11 April 2018

Paolo Sebastian, Reverie Images. Photo: Simon Cecere

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Devised in collaboration with curator and writer Alison Kubler, The Art of Fashion will highlight the originality and artistry of clothing the human body; from the conceptual expression of contemporary artists to the exquisite detail of haute couture, and the links that draw the two together.

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Session 1
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM

Alison Kubler introduces Mella Jaarsma and Kate Scardifield to discuss the human desire to decorate the body and express identity through clothing. Jaarsma uses examples of her work to highlight how these two entities, body and clothing, connect to social issues. Kate Scardifield also discusses her practice across textiles, sculpture, installation and video in relation to her current exhibition Soft Topologies at UTS Gallery. 

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Session 2
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Alison Kubler leads an illustrated presentation on her stunning and seminal book, Art/Fashion in the 21st Century, co-authored with Mitchell Oakley Smith (Thames & Hudson), profiling key designers and artists provocatively pushing and blurring boundaries in the art-fashion crossover. Romance Was Born designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett will join Kubler to discuss their creative process and collaborative design ethic.

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7:30 – 8:00
Drinks and nibbles

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Session 3
8.00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Art of Fashion concludes with 2017 Young Australian of the Year, designer Paul Vasileff, talking with Kubler about the creative impulses behind his exquisite handcrafted gowns, recently featured in a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the extraordinary success of his Paolo Sebastian label through which he takes his work to a discerning international clientele.

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Booking Information

This event is free upon attendance and includes drinks and nibbles, but bookings are essential. If you book and do not attend, a $60 payment per ticket will be processed as a donation to SCCI. Please read the full Ticketing Policy & Terms & Conditions below prior to booking.

To book, please call Daisy on +61 (02) 9357 0713 between 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday to Friday, or email ticketing@scci.org.au. Places are extremely limited.

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TICKETING POLICY TERMS & CONDITIONS/FREE EVENTS 

In line with our philanthropic vision, our ticketing policy is, we believe, unique. Capacity is very limited in SCCI’s main venue (20 Goodhope St, Paddington) and our aim is to encourage a full house at every event, and the best possible ambience for presenters and audience.

To this end, many SCCI events indicate a ticket price but are free upon attendance. If you book for this event and do not attend, your credit card will be charged the full ticket price, which will become a donation to SCCI to assist us in continuing our mission

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The Art of Fashion
Wednesday 11 April 2018
5.30 PM - 9.00 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope Street Paddington

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Participants

Alison Kubler

Alison Kubler is a freelance curator, writer and commentator with over 20 years' experience working in museums and galleries in Australia. She is a regular contributor to journals and magazines such as Vault, Manuscript, Art Collector and MUSEUM. Kubler is a co-director of mc/k art consulting, working on curatorial projects, publishing and public art commissions, and with Mitchell Oakley Smith she co-authored a book entitled Art / Fashion in the 21st Century, published in November 2013 by Thames and Hudson UK. Kubler appears in:

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith travels the world exploring fashion history and inspirational currents. She is curator of The Darnell Collection, one of ten significant private fashion collections in the world, her exhibitions and presentations bringing to life 250 years of fashion’s beguiling story. Smith authored the best-selling books Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Her most recent book is One Enchanted Evening. 

Paul Vasileff

At just 27, Paul Vasileff’s achievements include being named the 2017 Young Australian of the Year, showing at London Fashion Week 2010 and graduating from Milan’s Europeo Istituto di Design. A perfectionist with a penchant for classic beauty, the Adelaide designer has a hand in every facet of the business and designs every couture gown that the Paolo Sebastian label creates in his South Australian atelier. Paolo Sebastian gowns have been worn at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, and his work has been published in Vogue Australia, Martha Stewart Weddings and Harper's BAZAAR Australia. Vasileff appears in:

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith travels the world exploring fashion history and inspirational currents. She is curator of The Darnell Collection, one of ten significant private fashion collections in the world, her exhibitions and presentations bringing to life 250 years of fashion’s beguiling story. Smith authored the best-selling books Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Her most recent book is One Enchanted Evening. 

Kate Scardifield

Kate Scardifield is a visual artist with a research-driven, interdisciplinary and experimental studio practice. Traversing textiles, sculpture, installation and video, her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the U.K. Scardifield serves on the Artist Advisory Group at the Museum of Contemporary Art and has been a Research Fellow at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in 2017. Scardifield has a PhD from the University of Sydney and is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at UTS. Scardifield appears in:

Mella Jaarsma

Mella Jaarsma is known for her complex costume installations and focus on cultural and racial diversity embedded in clothing, the body and food. She studied at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, the Art Institute of Jakarta and the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta. Her work has been shown in Indonesia and in Belgium, at the Biennale of Sydney, the Siasat - Jakarta Biennale, the Royal Academy of Arts London, plus others, and is in collections including the Queensland Art Gallery/ GOMA and the Singapore Art Museum. In 1988 she cofounded a space for contemporary art in Indonesia, now called the Cemeti Institute for Art & Society. Jaarsma appears in:

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