Eco Fashion Week Australia ( EFWA) will present its third international edition with runway shows and fashion art exhibitions in Perth , Geraldton, Fremantle, Bunbury region of Western Australia starting in late 2022.
Titled, ‘Closet of the Anthropocene’ and inspired by the impact of climate change, the upcoming chain of events will start Nov 4th , 2022 with fashion runway shows and will continue with exhibitions at the various galleries completing on Feb. 5, 2023.
“Anthropocene” describes a new geological epoch or planetary era in which human activity impacts the ecological balance of the planet and is the main driver of change, on a global scale. Geologists have proposed humans to be the most dominant influence on the earth.
EFWA ‘Closet of the Anthropocene will explore this geological era and its implications on design, textiles, art and fashion disciplines.
The festival will feature fashion art of over 50 international and Australian fashion artists using sustainable materials and textiles to address broader themes of Anthropocene. Fashion artists will examine the relationships between fashion and geology; and the future of fashion in the Anthropocene.
”I hope that visitors who view our shows and exhibitions will think deeply about the beauty of our world and how important it is for us to protect it,” said Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, Visual Artist, Curator and Founder of EFWA (Eco Fashion Week Australia) which is based in Western Australia. “We have a responsibility as fashion artists and consumers, to do our part in protecting our planet.”
EFWA ‘Closet of the Anthropocene will address waste, pollution, consumption and environmental destruction. The artists will also make a call for optimism with new ways of imagining a vibrant future.
Schedule of Events
Nov. 18 – 20, 2022 Fashion Runway Shows Perth/WA
4th Nov- 18th Nov 2022 – Art Geo Cultural Complex ,Art Gallery Busselton, City Busselton /WA
- 25- Dec. 11, 2022
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery , City of Fremantle ( Managed by the City of Fremantle )/WA
- 2, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, City of Geraldton /WA
- 24, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, City of Bunbury /WA
The exhibition brings together fashion designers, artists and textile artists from across the world, demonstrating a shared international perspective on climate change.
“By organising exhibitions in Western Australia we hope to shed light on and continue critical conversations already happening across the planet.”
During its Western Australian premiere, installations will be unique for each gallery, allowing visitors who wish to travel to Geraldton, Perth, and Bunbury and Busselton to see participating artists’ series as well as at fashion runway shows.
The Face of EFWA Closet of the Anthropocene is Perth model, Talisha Lee-Karuthiru. Talisha has been a feature model in the first two edition of Eco-Fashion Week Australia.
EFWA ‘Closet of the Anthropocene’ will collaborate with local schools to feature textile art projects in the exhibitions. Expect artist talks, workshops, and seminars through the involvement of community groups, conservation groups, universities, and TAFEs.
Call for Artists
Interested artists should contact the event organizers as soon as possible by visiting website www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com
Event partners: City Fremantle – Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, City Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, City of Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Busselton Art Geo Complex- City Busselton
Event Sponsors: Green Embassy, Gallery Naturalist, Claire Organic Hair, Natulique, and Dene Selby Modelling Agency.
Supporting partners: Curtin University, ECU, Eluxe Magazine, FAB UK Magazine , Style Drama, Olio by Marilyn, and Jane Milburn – Textile Beat.