Beyonce in a Bethany Cordwell, made with 12,000 scales that were hard-cut from plastic document folders and sewn on

Hanging by a thread

An exhibition that inspires and enlightens us to the climate and environmental impact of fashion design and production, and the exciting developments that could transform the industry from being appallingly ecocidal to one that genuinely is absolutely fabulous.

With works by Bethany Cordwell, Jacqui Henshaw, Jill JohansonSerap Osman, Kit Willow of KITX , Sunday Smith & Obi Herron
Creative Producer, Jacqui Henshaw.

Exhibition Details:
Where: CLIMARTE Gallery 120 Bridge Road, Richmond
When: 12 – 29 October 2022
Opening; 13 October, 6pm
Special Melbourne Fashion Week Event: 14 October, 1.30pm (see details below)
Public Discussion: CLIMARTE Gallery, 19 October, 6pm

Hanging by a thread Works List pdf >

Hanging by a thread Artist Statements pdf >

You can view the specially commissioned Hanging by a thread video by JKHenshaw, Obi Herron and Sunday Smith here.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the City of Yarra. And we thank Melbourne Fashion Week for their assistance in presenting COST: Behind the seams.

Image: KITX garment ‘Future Love Trench’ – recycled denim

Video Still: Hanging by a Thread. On location at Toolangi State Forest. By Artists: JKHenshaw, Sunday Smith & Obi Herron

COST: Behind the seams

Hanging by a thread Special Event

14 October 1.30pm: As part of Melbourne Fashion Week we proudly presented COST: Behind the seams

Delving into the environmental consequences and climate impacts of fashion design and production as well as exciting developments that could positively transform the industry, this public discussion featured leaders in sustainable fashion, Kit Willow of KITX, Courtney Holm of A.BCH and author Lucianne Tonti – whose book Sundressed explores a future remade by natural fibres.

See Melbourne Fashion Week listing here.
See venue details and bookings here


Image: Denim offcuts at the Future Lab, Melbourne