The lovely people at the Bendigo Art Gallery are coming up roses again with a great new exhibition dedicated to the Finnish design company Marimekko.
From the official site:
Established during the golden age of post-war modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the 1960s and 70s with its bold screen prints and pop-art style graphics. Coinciding with the emerging liberation of women, the founding of Marimekko, or â€˜Mary dressâ€™ as the name literally translates, represented a pure concept; free from rules and constraints.
This exhibition traces Marimekkoâ€™s meteoric rise from the 1950s to the present, and explores the dualities that define its aesthetic. Its iconic fabric patterns and unconventional ready-to-wear outfits brought colour and informality to an otherwise self-conscious fashion world. With more than 60 outfits, swathes of original fabrics, homewares, sketches and other archival materials, the exhibition focuses on the work of the talented individuals who defined this local textile practice and created its internationally recognisable designs.
What: Marimekko Design icon 1951-2018, fashion and textile exhibition
When: 3rd March to 11th June, Open daily 10am â€“ 5pm
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550
See more at: the Bendigo Art Gallery’s site.