Site Lines Meets Textiles

Feeling like some hand-stitched prospective drawings this month? Feeling like some Dandenong time? Then head to Walker Street Art Gallery’s currrent exhibition, Site Lines.

Featuring 56 works from RMIT Architecture students, this student-curated exhibition features line drawings and hand-stitched perforated plastic in three-dimensional form.

RMIT honours graduate, Michelle Hamer, guided the students’ creative process over a three-year period.

“My students wanted to mix tapestries with architecture,” she said.

It wasn’t all straight forward though, as some students had never stitched before.

A challenge well met by the cohort, who showed off their handiwork to family and friends at the launch.

“Combining work from four separate tutorials was also a challenge,” Ms Hamer said.

A small group of pupils make up the exhibition space, with their works sitting on a 16.5-metre photographic backdrop from Wai Keat Cheong.

For some third-year architecture students, like Rhys McFarlane, this is the first time their work has shown off campus.

“It’s exciting to have our work on display in the heart of Dandenong,” Mr McFarlane said.

It was inspiring to see how the students worked with the unique exhibition space, even incorporating a door into the backdrop.

Though quaint, the works are well proportioned and easy to admire.

The exhibition sits adjacent to award-winning artist, Michele Elliot’s installation, Whitewash. 

Designed in response to issues surrounding border control and asylum seekers, this piece is a fascinating collection of fabrics taking up an entire wall.

These exhibits form part of Dandenong Council’s Cultural Threads art festival, a “celebration of art, textiles and cultural diversity”.

Site Lines is open until August 30 at the Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre.
Find more details, here.

By Aeden Ratcliffe 


Images by Rhys McFarlane

300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-647   100-101   CQE_Exam   CSSLP  

Catalyst has been the student publication of RMIT University since 1944. We may be older than your parents but we’re still going strong!

Sign up for Catalyst Magazine

Get the latest on what's happening
* = required field

powered by MailChimp!
More Stories
Upcycling inspiration