FASHION[ing] FORMS : the craft of making

10 Sept to 4 Oct  

Mon – Fri 10am – 4.45pm, Sat 1 -4pm

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival steps off the runway and into the gallery with an exhibition of Western Australian fashion objects that is way “beyond garment”, curated by Anne Farren. The exhibition profiles the works of 18 WA practitioners that exemplify the resurgence in appreciation for the finely crafted object of adornment. It sets out to reposition the fashion object by challenging assumptions about the relationships between accessory related forms and the body.

Vicki Ames, Helena Bogucki, Seth Cray, Hannah Cummuskey, Ariana Davis, Sheree Dornan, Kelsey Ashe Giambazi, Cordelia Gibbs, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, Bethamy Linton, Isobel Macaulay, Justine McKnight, Helen Britton, Michelle Taylor, Kimberley Pace, Brenda Ridgewell, Megan Sears, Sally Stoneman, Alister Yiap, Katherine Young.

A substantial 65 page publication is available to read on line http://weblity.com.au/fashioning_forms

 Floor talk with curator Anne Farren – Friday  26 September 10.15

sally stoneman _'Silhoutte' Knitted copper wire, aprox. 1.7x.5x1m.Photographed by Josh Wells

Sally Stoneman – Silhouette, Knitted copper wire, Photographed by Josh Wells

Kelsey Ashe Giambaz, Cockatoo Easel Clutch, 2014 Digitally Printed Vinyl and Linen, Zipper

Kelsey Ashe Giambaz, Cockatoo Easel Clutch, 2014
Digitally Printed Vinyl and Linen, Zipper

A Tibetan Buddhist Mandala – Circle of Wisdom

Buddhist Monk sifting sands to create Mandala

Buddhist Monk sifting sands to create Mandala

11 to 18 Oct 

The gallery is transformed into a shrine with morning meditations led by a chant master alongside the creation of a sacred sand mandala, created with the purpose of giving positive energy as well as being an object of beauty.

The project invites visitors to contemplate the impermanence of life by observing the monks spending many hours painstakingly creating an intricate mandala with coloured sands, which is then given back to the earth.

Visitors return to observe the progress on a daily basis and participate in the morning meditation at 8.30am weekdays, which will set you up for a blissful day. The sounds of the chant echo in the brilliant acoustics of our space, creating an other-worldly experience Admission is free.

Email us for more info: gallery@central.wa.edu.au

opening ceremony 1pm Sat 11 OCT

morning meditations  8.30am mon to fri  13 – 17 Oct:  view work in progress mon to fri 10-4pm

closing ceremony Sat 18 Oct:  view completed work from 10-1, with GURU PUJA meditation at 9am and closing ritual at 1pm

Presented by the Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association and supported by the City of Perth and Lotterywest.

each day the Mandala grows

each day the Mandala grows