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UNSW Textile Week

20 - 24 June 2022
9.00am – 5.00pm AEST
UNSW Paddington Campus
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The textiles industry has undergone significant acceleration through the mechanisation of previously handmade processes. However, this capacity for mass-production has also led to a 'fast fashion' business model that cares little for growing social and environmental impacts.

UNSW Textile Week bring together researcher-led designer, not-for-profit organisations and industry experts to interrogate the connections between textiles and care through circular interventions, social inclusion and material preservation.



Designer Rugs and Karolina York X Commercial Textiles 2021 Studio
A&D HDR Textile candidates Work-in-Progress
When: 16th-25th June (Wed-Fri, 11-4pm; Sat by appointment)
Where: AD Space, UNSW Paddington campus

Tellus Art Project: Revaluing the Herbarium
When: 14 May until 30 July
Where: The Australian PlantBank, Mt Annan

Liz Williamson: Weaving Eucalypts Project
When: 18th June-14 August


Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices
When: closes 17 July
Where: UNSW Galleries, Paddington campus



Liz Williamson: Hidden in their leaves: Eucalypts dye colours in Australia
When: 1-2pm, 21st June
Where: UNSW Galleries, Paddington campus
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Industry event: Caring Textiles panel
In partnership with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
When: 4.30–7pm, 22nd June
Where: EG02 lecture theatre,

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Textile Studio Tours

Meet us, Meet our Studio
Conversations and demonstrations in the new UNSW Textile studio with textile researchers
When: 23rd June. Tour 1: 2-3pm;
Tour 2: 3.30-4.30pm
Where: Textile studio F102, F Block, Paddington campus
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Presented in conjunction with the inaugural UNSW ADA Textiles Week, and in partnership with Consulate-General of the Netherlands and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.