Coded Cloth Exhibition

A revolution in fashion, art and design & smart textiles.

Curated by ANAT Executive Director, Melinda Rackham, Coded Cloth features Donna Franklin, Alyce Santoro, High Tea with Mrs Woo and Elliat Rich.

Art Exhibition previously on in Adelaide precinct, South Australia, Australia.
From Thursday 30 October 2008 to Friday 19 December 2008
Launch Wednesday 29 October 2008, 6pm

Donna Franklin, Fibre Reactive , 2004 – 2008.  image

Event published by anonymous on Monday 27 October 2008.
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Coded Cloth is unusual. It features a new art form beyond the imagination, embedding technology
into wearable fashion to create a new hybrid art and design. Dr Melinda Rackham – Executive Director
from the Adelaide based, Australian Network for Art and Technology, andcuratorof, and curator of Coded Cloth
– has selected works distinguished by innovation.
The exhibition presents elegantly designed ‘reactive’ furniture by Elliat Rich, whose thermo chromatic
Yala flowers printed on the sofa, remain invisible until body heat activates the ink – and the flowers
appear (just as the Yala plants bloom after life-giving desert rains). Donna Franklin’s ‘living garment’ is
a dress that you grow – made from the beautiful Australian orange bracket fungi. Fashion designers,
High Tea With Mrs Woo, create the ultimate travel wear – with inbuilt heating circuits; while Alyce
Santoro presents fabric woven from recycled audiocassette tapes.


Samstag Museum of Art
55 North Terrace