So you want my arts job: Fashion and Textiles Curator

Ever dreamed of revealing the stories behind revolutionary garments and delve into the art of fashion?

Uncovering the alluring misconception of attending front row fashion runways, NGV’s Curator of Fashion and Textiles Danielle Whitfield share the real bedazzle in her career, which ranges from hands-on (though not try-on) experiences of century-old historic gowns to bringing an exhibition to life with an exceptionally diverse team.

Seeing fashion as part of culture both past and present, Whitfield invents creative ways to communicate a medium that is so familiar to us, but one that also captures awe and wonder at the same time.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She recently acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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