Exhibition celebrates Dunedin's creativity

Tim Pollock, of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and fashion designer Donna Tulloch at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery with mannequins from the 'Home Sewn' exhibition. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Tim Pollock, of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and fashion designer Donna Tulloch at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery with mannequins from the 'Home Sewn' exhibition. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Once a year, during Dunedin iD Fashion week, people get to think of Dunedin as something other than penguins and tartan, Tim Pollock, of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, says.

He is organising the exhibition ''Home Sewn'', which coincides with iD Fashion Week.

It is part of the gallery's focus on the community, welcoming as much of the community as possible and celebrating the creativity of Dunedin people, he said.

He has adapted and reworked the original exhibition, curated by Doris de Pont of the New Zealand Fashion Museum. It looks at the evolution of home sewing from the 1960s to the present and the changing face of fashion.

The version showing at the gallery includes several garments made by Dunedin fashion designers and insiders for themselves; these include Nom*D's Margi Robertson, Mild Red's Donna Tulloch, Tanya Carlson and visiting English milliner Stephen Jones.

It will be accompanied by a video so people can see models wearing the garments.


Catch it
''Home Sewn'' is at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from March 9 until April 7.