Visitors in the Africa Fashion exhibition on display from 31 May - 6 October 2024 at NGV International. Photo Lillie Thompson

Auslan Tour: Africa Fashion

Sat 29 Jun, 11am–11.45am

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Visitors in the Africa Fashion exhibition on display from 31 May - 6 October 2024 at NGV International. Photo Lillie Thompson

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Join artist Phoenix Cheung for a tour of Africa Fashion in Auslan. No English translation provided.

Presenter: Phoenix Cheung
Phoenix Cheung was born in Hong Kong and came to Melbourne to study the Art of Fashion at RMIT University in 2003. She is trilingual, including in Auslan (Australian sign language), and it is a fascinating, expressive and multifaceted language. She also has a passion for art, fashion, design, and history, which is not just a personal interest but a gift she eagerly shares with others. She delights in sharing stories and information about artwork at exhibitions, creating a unique and engaging experience for her audience.

Exhibition: Africa Fashion
A landmark exhibition, Africa Fashion celebrates the creativity, ingenuity, and global impact of contemporary African fashions from the mid-twentieth century to the present day.  Featuring over 200 works – spanning fashion, textiles, adornment, photography, music and film – the exhibition illuminates a thriving fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.

Developed by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and presented in Melbourne in partnership with the NGV, Africa Fashion is the largest exhibition of fashions from this region in an Australian art institution to date. More than 50 designers and artists from 20 African countries are represented, from the vanguards who first gained worldwide attention, such as Kofi Ansah, Chris Seydou and Shade Thomas-Fahm – to the newest generation of cutting-edge creatives, including Thebe Magugu, Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, and Lisa Folawiyo.

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