The Noongar Pop Fashion Exhibition
Date: 1st July - 23 July 2017
Time: 10am - 3pm
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Event website: http://www.mandurahcommunitymuseum.org
From 1st July - 23 July 2017, Mandurah Community Museum presents a stunning exhibition of bespoke garments, hand-made accessories and fashion photography that showcases the creativity and cultural pride of young Aboriginal girls from the Wheatbelt.
This touring exhibition helps people to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal culture.
The Museum will open on Monday, 3rd July 2017, 10am until 3pm, especially for NAIDOC week.
About the Noongar Pop Fashion exhibition:
The Noongar Pop Fashion exhibition was created as part of a community art project in Narrogin in 2014 which saw the Community Arts Network (CAN) partner with Narrogin Senior High School to deliver a series of creative workshops to encourage teenage girls to stay engaged at school. Professional textiles artists, including some strong Noongar role models, taught the students how to use native plants to dye materials, weave accessories and they also learnt how to sew and restyle old second-hand garments.
During the creative workshops, each student created their own bespoke fashion ensemble. A choreographer was then engaged to help build the girls’ confidence and a professional photographer to capture the students modelling their creations.