This event has passed.
Date & time
31st of July 2015 at 6:30pm
until the 19th of September at 6:30pm
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
Indian textiles are world-famous for being exquisite, handmade and finely crafted. They represent a compelling aesthetic with deep roots and profound cultural meaning. Unfolding: New Indian Textiles is an elegant exhibition which highlights the supreme craftsmanship and beauty of work by contemporary Indian textile designers and artists, drawing on these traditions.
Featuring saris, uncut cloth and street wear, Unfolding examines the ways in which the traditional skills, motifs and production methods, developed over centuries, are evolving in light of international influences and modern technologies.
Curated by WA artist Maggie Baxter, who has had an intimate connection with fine Indian textile makers for 25 years, the show coincides with the WA launch of her book Unfolding: Contemporary Indian Textiles. The book will be available to purchase from FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Join us at the opening on Friday 31 July at 6.30 pm as we celebrate with an Indian feast and a performance from tabla master percussionist Vikneswaran Ramakrishnan, followed by the desi music beats of Bhangra DJ MixtaBishi. Plus have your hands adorned with designs by one of our Mehndi (henna) artists who’ll be running a free henna station on the evening.
* Fremantle Arts Centre is operated by the City of Fremantle.