The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

By Texture

Identity & Locality in Melbourne

By Texture: Locality and Identity in Melbourne is an exhibition of fabrics to explore the place we live in and promote conversation about identity and belonging. By creating casts and moulds of conventional surfaces unique to Melbourne and translating them into fabric prints, the exhibition provides a view of our city in a unique way, responding to the question of how materiality helps us to understand our surroundings and sustain our identity. The work provides a critical observation of the world we want, in which we recognise our culture materiality as a unique part of our social construct.

Presented by The Capitol, RMIT University School of Fashion & Textiles and School of Architecture & Urban Design as part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.