The Stitchery Collective | Virtual Artist in Residence for Schools

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Would you like to see your students contribute to the opening exhibition of Rockhampton Museum of Art in 2021?

Throughout 2020-2021 Rockhampton Art Gallery will partner with The Stitchery Collective to offer an innovative Artist in Residence project. The Stitchery Collective will be providing tutorials and instructions remotely from Brisbane for teachers to work through with students. You do not need to have previous visual arts experience to take part, these activities will be accessible for all levels of knowledge and skills, all welcome.

This project has been designed to take each group approximately 90 minutes, however, if educators wish to dive deeper into the process it can become a mini unit throughout the last weeks of the term. Alternatively, if you do not have 90 minutes to spare in your curriculum the activities can also be completed independently by students in their own time!

The activities have been designed to incorporate a reflective creating process and allow for linkages to Visual Arts curriculum/syllabus. This project is best suited to primary and secondary age students but with assistance younger students may be able to take part.

The Stitchery Collective will use the responses from your students to create a work for the opening exhibition of Rockhampton Museum of Art, with hands on FREE programs at the opening of the Museum in 2021. With this real world outcome what a great way to end this year with your students!

To register your interest please click on the link below and fill in your details:

Expression of Interest | Virtual Artist in Residence

We are making every effort to include as many schools and students in the project as possible and will be in touch shortly to notify the outcome of your application.

Price: Free Event

Where: This content will be provided online and supported by conferencing and in person facilitation as required.

Who: This program is aimed at primary and secondary students, however, younger children may be able to partake if provided support.

About The Stitchery Collective:

The Stitchery Collective is a Brisbane based design collective.

While situated in the field of fashion, our collaborative practice functions outside the traditional modes of fashion design, production and display, arguing for inclusivity and accessibility, with a participatory focus. We regularly work within the context of the art gallery or museum, creating interactive installations, facilitating fashion and craft-focused public programing, and hosting community engagement events.

We are inspired by the potential of creative design practice to connect individuals and develop vibrant and inclusive communities. We share a common feeling that the culture of fashion can be simultaneously joyous, meaningful, and beautiful, and that clothing is meant to be felt and experienced, not just watched and bought. Collectively we prioritise the social and cultural aspects of fashion and as such our works actively invite community participation through such things as the sharing of stories, the creation of their own work or individualised experiences.

Individually our interests are diverse—including installation, costume making and design, fashion exhibition and curation, research, innovative fashion design, education and performance making, and our work draws upon these multiple design and creative perspectives. We are united by our commitment to a critical and ethical engagement with fashion amid broader social issues, and our creative practice is given further depth and rigour through a shared research focus, which results in collaboratively written papers, articles and conference presentations.


  • Monday, 23 November 2020 | 09:00 AM - Monday, 01 March 2021 | 05:00 PM