Looking a little worse for wear, Dunedin's Wallpaper
House is getting a revamp for iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
Artists Kerry Mackay and Pamela Brown have constructed a
frame in the form of a giant apron and attached it to the
front of the house, an art workroom and gallery in Lees St.
Mrs Brown and Ms Mackay were running free art workshops from
noon to 4pm each day until March 22, for members of the
public to create works which will be attached to the apron
The artists wallpapered the outside of the house a year ago
and said 12 months of Dunedin weather had taken its toll.
''We thought it needed a bit of a cover-up, and so had the
idea of making a giant apron,'' Mrs Brown said.
The workshops began yesterday, after both artists had started
attaching their own creations to the top of the apron.
Contributors were asked to follow a domestic theme, in
keeping with the house itself.
''For iD, it could be inspired by your favourite clothing at
home, or it could be about your pet. We want it to end up
being a really colourful streetscape,'' Mrs Brown said.
Ms Mackay's latest exhibition, Re-Skin, was also on display
at the Wallpaper House during iD.
It featured re-worked vintage coats, re-skinned handbags and
taxidermy animals fitted with custom garments made from
The exhibition was one of many associated with iD Dunedin
Others included an audio and visual installation by designer
Rose Thomas, at None Gallery, in Stafford St, and a
contemporary jewellery collection on display at the Quadrant
Gallery, in Moray Pl.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was also hosting a touring
exhibition from the New Zealand Fashion Museum which focused
on the evolution of home sewing in New Zealand and fashion
changes through the decades.
It was adapted especially for iD and featured items by
Dunedin designers as well as 2013 iD international guest,
British milliner Stephen Jones.
The Inge Doesburg Gallery and Studio in Castle St had a mixed
media fine art offering from various artists working to a
loose theme of bodywear or figure drawing, and in tribute to
Mr Jones' millinery a New Zealand hat and hair art exhibition
was on show at the Temple Gallery in Moray Pl.
Various fashion events will be held in the city
this week for iD, which will culminate in the iD Dunedin
Fashion Show at the Dunedin Railway Station on Friday and