Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration – new exhibition

The Tauranga Art Gallery has recently opened a new exhibition entitled Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration.

The exhibition is named after Stéphane Mallarmé, a Symbolist poet who published a spirited journal on fashion cum art project entitled La Dernière Mode in 1874. Drawing on the spirit of Mallarmé, the curators highlight collaborations between New Zealand and Australian fashion designers and visual artists over the past three decades.

Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion, 2003. Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Hydrogen Bomb Explosion Zones, 2003. WORLDman, Off the Handle Blazer and By Ear Trouser, Spring Summer 2016/2017. Reuben Paterson, The Erotic Champions of the World (I and II) (details), 2009/10.

Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion, 2003. Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Hydrogen Bomb Explosion Zones, 2003. WORLDman, Off the Handle Blazer and By Ear Trouser, Spring Summer 2016/2017. Reuben Paterson, The Erotic Champions of the World (I and II) (details), 2009/10. Photo: Tauranga Art Gallery

The collaborators include Workshop with John Reynolds; Doris de Pont with John Pule, Richard Killeen and Tracey Williams; WORLD with Reuben Paterson; Jimmy D with Andrew McLeod; and the Australian duo Romance Was Born with Nell and Jess Johnson.

Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion, 2003. Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Hydrogen Bomb Explosion Zones, 2003. WORLDman, Off the Handle Blazer and By Ear Trouser, Spring Summer 2016/2017. Reuben Paterson, The Erotic Champions of the World (I and II) (details), 2009/10.

Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion, 2003. Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Hydrogen Bomb Explosion Zones, 2003. WORLDman, Off the Handle Blazer and By Ear Trouser, Spring Summer 2016/2017. Reuben Paterson, The Erotic Champions of the World (I and II) (details), 2009/10. Photo: Tauranga Art Gallery

The exhibition has been curated by Peter Shand, Head of Elam Visual Arts, Creative Arts and Industries at Auckland University,  and Karl Chitham, the director of TAG. It runs until September 16, 2018.

 

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