Frock On 2021 – 7th August to 5th September

Frock On 2021

a very special exhibition of clothing made from Aboriginal designed hand-printed fabric

What

On exhibition: more than 60 amazing items – women’s frocks, jumpsuits, skirts, children’s clothes and men’s shirts

Fabric: Ikuntji Artists – Luritja people from Haasts Bluff in Central Australia

Makers: 28 talented creatives from around Australia (full list below)

Facilitation: Flying Fox Fabrics

For Sale

Clothing: many items are for sale, price list can be downloaded here.

Fabric can be purchased here

Film:


Frock On 2021 from Nicholas Gouldhurst on Vimeo.

Participants

  • Marcia Russell – Black Cat Couture NT
  • Carmel Ryan NT
  • Sue Catt SA
  • Meredith Rice SA
  • Joan Stanley SA
  • Nicole Simpson Mobile Alabama USA
  • Olga Bruykevets – Ossum Slow Fashion Brand NT
  • Sarah Pondevie – Pattern Union WA
  • Susie Collings – Twirl Girl Boutique Vic
  • Carolyn Smith WA
  • Cara Baillie Vic
  • Michele Truscott Vic
  • Vanessa Mallard Vic
  • Gretchen Stolte WA
  • Fiona Garrett-Benson QLD
  • Louise Thorsen QLD
  • Simone Edney NT
  • Indriani Tungka NSW
  • Alice Van Meurs (Sutton) – Edition the Label ACT
  • Carolyn Dowley WA
  • Lian Hingee Vic
  • Anna Reynolds NT
  • Louise Hardy – Hello Chook NT
  • Bonnie Short NT
  • Ebony Williams/Costa NT
  • Nathalia Perez Alfonso NT
  • Deanne McEwen NT
  • All Stitched Up NT

Awards

Every contribution was fantastic and we are very grateful to everyone who joined the project.
The following Awards were made by Ikuntji Artists
Gorgeousness (use of color)
Carmel Ryan – Watiya Tjuta by Kumuntjai Dixon
Fabulousness (sheer over-the-top-ness)
Ossom – Puli Puli by Keturah Zimran
Surprise (well, we didn’t think of that)
Cara Baillie – Rockholes
Double Surprise (very unexpected)
Indriani Tungka – Rockholes
Comfort (yes please)
Sue Catt – various designs
Strategic (minimal use of fabric, maximum impact)
Simone Edney – Watiya Tjuta by Kumuntjai Dixon
Feature of fabric design (oh, that’s an amazing print!)
Carolyn Smith – Tali Tali by Kumuntjai Dixon
Innovation (that’s a great idea)
Alice van Meurs – Kuruyultu by Eunice Napanangka Jack
Fun (if it makes us smile)
Louise Hardy – Women’s Business by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks
Chic (ooh lala)
Nathalia Perez Alfonso – Puli Puli by Keturah Zimran
Je ne sais quoi (you work it out)
Anna Reynolds – various designs
Songlines Award
Gretchen Stolte – Rockholes