Bendigo Art Gallery are presenting Marimekko from 3 March - 11 June 2018
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 1970s with its bold screen prints and Pop-Art style
graphics. Coinciding with the emerging liberation of women, the founding
of Marimekko, or ‘Mary dress’ as the name literally translates,
represented a pure concept; free from rules and constraints.
This exhibition traces Marimekko’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, home wares,
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.
Exhibition ticket prices:
Gallery Member $10
Children under 16 years $6
Children under 5 years free