This symposium continues in the spirit of an open studio where we engage with various disciplines in conversations around shared knowledge and emerging textile practices. Five artists from the exhibition Group Exchange and two invited guest artists will share their insights into ways of extending our perception of textiles through an engagement in cross disciplinary practice. As leading creative thinkers they demonstrate a diversity of approach and show how new meaning can emerge from relationship and exchange.
Design Thinkers and Professionals outside the field of textiles form as a guest panel and will respond to the presentations in what looks to be a refreshing exchange of ideas and experiences.
Cecilia Heffer, Curator, Senior lecturer/ Acting Course Director, Fashion & Textiles, UTS
Gillian Lavery, Artist
Makeshift: Concepts Armando Chant & Donna Sgro, Lecturers, Fashion & Textiles, UTS
Lorna Murray, Artist/Designer/Textiles Lecturer, UTS
Dr Belinda Von Mengersen, Lecturer Technology (Textiles) | National School of Arts Australian Catholic University Coordinator and Lecturer Fashion Theory, Fashion & Textiles, UTS
Clara Vuletich, Textile Designer, MISTRA Future Fashion PhD Researcher
Dr Alexandra Crosby, Interdisciplinary thinker/ Course Director Interdisciplinary Studies, UTS
Assoc. Prof. Damian Gascoigne, Course Director Animation, UTS
Dr Tom Lee Writer/ Interdisciplinary Thinker/ Lecturer UTS
Técha Noble, Artist/ Interdisciplinary Thinker / Lecturer UTS
Drinks from 5.15 at UTS Gallery DAB level 4 this will be followed by a 6.00-6.30pm guest performance by UTS Ensemble in Residence, Australian Piano Quartet.
To register, email Kate Major (with ‘Group Exchange registration’ in the subject line): firstname.lastname@example.org