The Dress.

Broadhead, Caroline (2004) The Dress. In: The space between. Douropoulos, M., Farren, Anne and Worden, Suzette, eds. Curtin University, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.. ISBN 0-9752106-2-9. [Book Section]


The Space Between was an international conference on the location of textile practice between art, fashion, craft, design and science. The themes included the impact of new technologies, globalisation and the breakdown of boundaries of traditional practice. Three international subject experts refereed each paper. Academics, practitioners and researchers from Canada, Brazil, Turkey, Great Britain and Australia contributed to the three-day conference, where 68 presentations were given. The event was supported by Australian Council for the Arts; Government of Western Australia; Arts WA and Curtin University of Technology Humanities Cultural Projects Committee. The proceedings were published on a web site and also on CD.

Broadhead's paper, The Dress, identified and analysed why the dress has become widely adopted as a means of expression and site for exploration in contemporary practice, and how it has been used by artists and designers as symbol, presence and performance element since the 1960s. The paper drew on knowledge gained through Broadhead's practice and accumulated over the previous 10 years.

Broadhead's work using the dress has been recognised as a consistent and significant contributor to this subject area by: the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Textiles (1997); Narrative Threads: A Series of Interviews with Major Textile Artists, NEVAC/Goldsmiths College, Constance Howard Resource Centre, London, 2002; Artfund purchase Ulster Museum Double Dresses (2006); and her work being exemplified for coursework for GCSE

Broadhead was also invited to participate in the exhibition of international textile artists in the Curtin Art Gallery as one of the major supporting events, CD catalogue. She was one of three exhibitors who gave a public talk in the gallery.

She was also invited as Artist in Residence for 5 weeks.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 493
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2008 17:36
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:11

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