Fashioning Feathers @ the Royal Alberta Museum

I am delighted to announce Fashioning Feathers will be opening at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) on March 24 2012! This show will be different than the original FAB show as we are incorporating RAM collections into the show. We are making the most the the RAM’s fantastic Natural History specimens – using them to … Continue reading

Press Coverage of FF @ FAB

Parlour Magazine: “Fashioning Feathers“ “Fashioning Feathers is an exhibit that explores the geography, history, and cultural relevance of the plumage trade and its impact on the fashion industry. Consequently; the complexities of human/animal relationships arise and spark a questioning of social consciousness and couture.” The Edmonton Journal: “All for the Love of Feathers“ “U of … Continue reading

Gallery Installation

For some more photographs taken by Andriko Lozowy of the installation process click here. This time the photographs are of the installation of Fashioning Feathers… at the FAB Gallery. Enjoy!

Fashioning Feathers Prep

This week we have been installing Fashioning Feathers… at the FAB gallery. Part of this included casing and transporting taxidermy bird mounts from the Renewable Resources Zoology Collection at the University of Alberta to the FAB Gallery. This process was documented by Fashioning Feathers… official photographer: Andriko Lozowy. To see the complete set of Andriko’s … Continue reading

Hat Selection

Feather Textures

Study of “Hat with Bird”

‘… as practices lose their place in a historical form of life, they may leave abandoned wreckage behind them which can then take on new life, generating new hybrids or simply leavings which still have resonance. Take the example of things. These may have been vital parts of particular networks of practice, only to fall … Continue reading

Photo Session at Clothing and Textiles Collection

Clothing and Textiles Collection: Hat Collection

Greater Bird of Paradise Audio

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