A new era of fashion


21 February – 10 March 2017
RMIT First Site Gallery Basement of 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

We have entered a new epoch.

Geologists have proposed humans to be the most dominant influence on the earth. As ecological systems mutate in response, we must re-imagine our paths forward. ANTHROPOCENE exhibits works exploring this new geological era and its implications for design, textiles, art, and fashion disciplines.

Through ANTHROPOCENE, RMIT students examine the relationships between fashion and geology; How we can weave new human ecologies through textiles, art and design; and The future of fashion in the Anthropocene.

ANTHROPOCENE is part of the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Arts Program.

Co-curated by Andy Butler, John Brooks and Josephine Briginshaw with Asha Bee Abraham.

Featuring works by Agatha Partyka, Alison Robinson, Benjamin Sheppard, Caroline Pattle, Gabbee Stolp Georgie Brunmayr, Jess Sansum, Jordana Halperin, Lauralai Wilson, Liss Fenwick, Paul Castro, Pie Bolton, Renae Cusmano, Sharon McEntee, Tara Milenkovic, and Zoe Jackson.

This project would not be possible without the support of:
Asha Bee Abraham, Simon Pericich, Christian Bishop, Dr Tony Birch, Dr Sarah CrowEST, Dr Lauren Rickards, Alice Lewis, Melissa Delaney, Cassie Leatham and Zoe Scoglio.

For more information please contact
Creative Arts Officer, Asha Bee Abraham: asha.beeabraham@rmit.edu.au / 9925 2206