Piinpi: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Fashion
Created by the Bendigo Art Gallery, the exhibition Piinpi: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Fashion will shine a light on Australia’s leading First Nations creatives, and a design movement that is fast becoming a national fashion phenomenon.
Featuring the work of Indigenous artists and designers from the urban centres to remote communities, Piinpi will highlight the power and diversity of the rapidly growing Indigenous fashion and textile industry.
What is Piinpi?
Piinpi is an expression that Kanichi Thampanyu (First Nations people from the East Cape York Peninsula) use to describe changes in the landscape across time and space. For First Nations people across Australia, knowledge of the land and seasons is culturally important. While the number of seasons can vary across First Nations groups around Australia, the exhibition is themed around four widely recognised seasons: Season of Fire and Burn, Season of Rain, Season of Flowers, and Season of Cool Winds.
‘Piinpi’ is coming to Paris as part of Australia now France 2021-2022, for display at the Australian Embassy in France and at the Observatory in the BHV-Marais exhibition space as part of the Australian takeover of the store (29 January – 27 February 2022).
Explore the exhibition Piinpi : Contemporary Australian Indigenous Fashion remotely with our virtual tour, available here: PIINPI.
VISIT THE EXHIBITION
Australian Embassy in Paris, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris
Monday to Friday (except holidays), 9am to 5pm – Free visit
Grace Lillian Lee, Body Armour – A Weave of Reflection Pink and Orange 2018. Photography by Wade Lewis. Image courtesy of the artist.