Artlink is such a wonderful creative publication, it’s certainly my favourite. I am an emerging artist and find it a constant source of inspiration. The up to date contemporary views of the Australian art landscape are always so fresh and supportive of our local talent. Thank you for all your hard work and such a consistently exceptional publication.
Editor: Ann Finegan
This edition charts fashion in modes of historical resistance, performance and new maker futures in a global context. With a focus on cultural, political and gender diversity, the importance of cultural authority and knowledge is tracked in the Mangkaja X Gorman collection and the ‘Legacy Dress’ by Peggy Griffiths that won the Cultural Adornment category of the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards. Sustainable horizons are traced in fabrics sourced from seaweed-based polymers, Dadaist community performance with a salvage ethos, and the challenging of Fast Fashion by the activism of Fashion Revolution and its maker-associates. Transorientalism situates fashion at the core of identity politics, and queer deconstructions of sartorial identities disrupt hetero-normative hegemonies of desire and pleasure.