With the rise of synthetic materials in the twentieth century humble sheep-hair has been somewhat ignored. The Wool Modern exhibition, a component of the global ‘Campaign for Wool’, makes a strong case for wool’s continued use, showcasing the versatility of the fiber via a collection of modern, original and ingenuous pieces custom-made by Australian and international designers and promoting it’s eco-friendliness.
Contemporary works by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Galliano, Lanvin, Burberry, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix, Rick Owens and Giles Deacon will be exhibited alongside local contributions from Josh Goot, Ellery, Tina Kalivas, Lisa Gorman and Camilla & Marc. Archival material from Theirry Mugler, Sonia Rykiel, Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa, Willow, Romance Was Born and Jenny Kee as well as works from three of Australia’s most prominent designers, Sarah King, Emma Elizabeth and Henry Wilson also be on display.
The exhibition is curated by London-based Charlotte Lurot (Director of Bacchus Studio), who will present the exhibition in Sydney.
Wool Modern is free and will run in Sydney from April 24 to May 1 at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay.