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Embroidered Relations: Sydney Craft Week Event and Public Talk

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UTS Library, Level 2, Events Space

Ultimo Road

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Opening Event and Public Talk
Tuesday 9 October, 5 - 8pm

Public Talk: 5 - 6 pm in the UTS Library Events Space
A public program where guest speakers; Cecilia Heffer, Julie Lantry, Alana Clifton-Cunningham and Donna Sgro will discuss their research. Both the exhibition and the public talk will highlight the importance of international partnerships and the promotion of the artisan industry in order to sustain historical crafting traditions.

Opening event: 6 - 8pm in the Library Foyer
All are welcome, refreshments will be served.
Free event (non-UTS staff/students should sign in before entering Library)

Embroidered Relations - From India to UTS Exhibition
UTS Fashion and Textile, practice-based academics, Cecilia Heffer, Armando Chant and Donna Sgro will be exhibiting the collaborations they have undertaken exploring contemporary embroidery forms with Master Artisans from India. The works on display, although diverse in content, speak to the strong cross-cultural relationship between the UTS Fashion and Textiles program and Master embroiderers from India. The partnership was initially established by Julie Lantry, Director of Artisan Culture, with the development of the Global Studio program for UTS Fashion and Textiles students and is now extended upon by the three exhibiting artists.

Guest speakers:
Cecilia Heffer is a Senior Lecturer within the Fashion and Textiles program at UTS, where she combines her teaching with research and art practice. Cecilia's work focuses on innovative textile concepts and commissions that explore the integration of the handmade with emerging technologies.

Donna Sgro is a fashion & textile design practitioner, and academic in the interdisciplinary design program at UTS. Her research investigates innovative methods using insect processes and ecologies to innovate pattern cutting methods such as "Dynamic Cutting". Donna's work investigates performative, spatial and material aspects, the interior volume of the garment (3D) and relationships to the surfaces and details (2D) of textile design.

Julie Lantry is a designer, researcher and the Director of Artisan Culture, who for the past seven years has been sharing connections through fashion & textile tours for emerging designers, finding ways to collaborate with traditional textile artisans and ethical manufacturing partners in places such as India. She is currently undertaking a PhD project into the opportunities and sustainable outcomes within artisan cutural exchange.

Alana Clifton-Cunningham is a professional designer of fashion and textiles who currently lectures at UTS in the School of Design. Alana is interested in alternative techniques and methodologies. Alana also examines perceptions of knitting and its relationship to the human body as a second skin. Her practice-based research focuses on the social, political and symbolic significance of knitwear design within a traditional and contemporary design context.

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties.

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