When: Friday 24th February, 9.30am - 4pm
Where: National Gallery of Victoria
Presenters: Scotty So and NGV Educators & Curators
NOT TO BE MISSED!
Take inspiration from the work of Alexander McQueen, one of the most celebrated and significant fashion designers from recent times to enhance classroom teaching and learning. Learn about the creative process, inspiration and innovative techniques of McQueen and practise your textiles skills in a hands-on workshop.
This program begins with an introduction to Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse by Katie Somerville, NGV Senior Curator of Fashion & Textiles, followed by a viewing of the exhibition. Then, join a practical workshop with Melbourne-based artist Scotty So, transforming an ordinary garment into a haute couture-inspired piece, incorporating McQueen’s design vocabulary.
This professional learning program is suitable for teachers of Design and Textiles.
All materials supplied. Lunch included
- Discuss the key themes, concepts, ideas and works of art and design in Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
- Examine and reflect upon effective and creative ways to embed the work of Alexander McQueen in teaching practices.
- Develop practical strategies for activities that can be applied in the classroom.
About the artist
Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos, and drag performance. Often humorous in nature, his work draws from cultural traditions, historical and contemporary fashion and ideas around identity. Born and raised in Hong Kong, So graduated with BFA Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, 2019. So’s work has been shown in Hong Kong, China, and Australia.
We thank Bernina for their generous support of this program.
Thanks to the Department of Education & Training for their support for this event through their Strategic Partnership Program