Group Exchange Symposium

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  • DAB Lecture Theatre

    Room 22, Level 3
    Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    University of Technology, Sydney
    702 Harris Street Ultimo

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  • UTS Building 6, Level 3, Room 56

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



Free Event. 

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):