Adorned Opening CelebrationJun 10 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for a glass of wine, a fashion show, and live music as we welcome the community back to the Gallery and celebrate the opening of Adorned! This event is free and open to the public.
The works in Adorned present style and identity beyond aesthetics and beauty, exploring cultural expressions, histories, futurisms and materiality.
A show of visual bravura, this group exhibition presents ways and wills to be adorned and embellished with cultural traditions and a forecast of futurisms. Mavericks of design and radical thinking, these artists convey knowledge of the material to weave, rethink, reshape, remix, collect, collage, splice and mend to produce original works of art in fashion.
- Enjoy a welcome by Florence Dick, First Nations Liaison at Songhees Nation in Partnership with the CRD.
- Don’t miss a Pop-Up Fashion Show from Victoria Eco Fashion Week
- Soak up the good vibes and beats by DJ Ezo
- Come Adorned in your favourite threads – from upcycled finds to local designs!
Image credit (L-R): Dana Claxton, Headdress series, 2019. LED fireboxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies. Installation shot from The Baroness Elsa Project at Carleton University Art Gallery 2021. Permission courtesy of the artist. Photo by Justin Wonnacott. Model, photo courtesy of Eco Fashion Week.