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
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
It will be accompanied by a video so people can see models
wearing the garments.
''Home Sewn'' is at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from March
9 until April 7.