Upcycled Upholstery Patch Dress - Exhibition Worthy?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The City of Port Phillip Council is one of the few Melbourne municipal districts that invests in sustainable community activities.

Historic events include Future Fashion Now a free event which showcased Melbourne, NSW and WA fashion designers, vintage suppliers, and crafty-persons that apply environmental or social sustainability principles to their creations and wares. The City of Port Phillip held a free upcycling workshop day in 2012, inviting artists in the Melbourne area to teach an upcycled skill to the general public. And lastly, in September 2012, the City of Port Phillip held a free Op Shop Tour by bike!

This week, I received an interesting email in my inbox from the Sustainability Programs Department at Port Phillip Council, advising of an up and coming exhibition running in conjunction with the World Environment Day event in June.

The Creative SustainAbility Exhibition focuses on 'local environmental themed artworks' which will be held at The Gallery at St Kilda Town Hall. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 29 May to Wednesday 26 June.

A few years ago, I made a dress using a thrifted upholstery sample pack I found at a recycle centre. New subscribers to Recycled Fashion may not have seen the dress, here it is:


I am not sure if my dress constitutes as 'art', however, I have put forward a detailed application to the City of Port Phillip, to display my dress in the exhibition, as well as one of my zipper brooches.

I find out next week, if my pieces have been accepted, will keep you updated.



Mandy said...

I love these pieces :)
Totally exhibition worth in my humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

I love these! Very artsy! ;) Do you have a tutorial on the zipper brooches? They are fabulous! :)

Unknown said...

Zipper brooch tutorial is on the 'to-do' list :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Mandy!

Sleekit said...

How exciting, well done Erica

Sleekit x

Eddie Roued said...

I definitely think both the dress and the brooch constitutes art. Hope you get in :-)

Eddie's Room on Facebook come over for some crafty ideas and conversation.

Laura said...

Good luck! The event definitely sounds like an interesting one to attend, too.

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