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Fri 23 Mar, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Blak is the new Blak: Australian First Nations women in fashion
Presented by Koorie Heritage Trust

NGV International

Australian First Nations female designers are becoming leaders in their field by appropriately and sensitively incorporating a legacy of Indigenous cultural design and design principles into fashion. This panel features independent designers who are taking an active role in the development and realisation of their own fashion, jewellery or accessory products. The discussion will explore how these designers and entrepreneurs are using their lines to create a platform to empower their communities, giving visibility to First Nations design sovereignty and aesthetics, and reshaping the landscape of Australian fashion.

Lyn-Al Young, Lyn-Al Young Designs
Kristy Dickenson, Haus of Dizzy
TJ Cowlishaw, Aarli
Grace Lillian Lee, Grace Lillian Lee Designs

Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator, South Eastern Australian Aboriginal Collection, Museum Victoria

NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

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