Melbourne Fashion Week

URBAN FLÂNEUR: Fashion Reimagines the City

Opening Event: 4 September 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibition: 5-17 September 2018

Knowledge Market

Shop 8 -10, 892 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC


As part of Melbourne Fashion Week, The Exchange at Knowledge Market is proud to present Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City. A live fashion event and exhibition curated by Dr Tarryn Handcock and Dr Tassia Joannides, featuring work by a selection of RMIT University Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 3rd year students.


Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City is an exhibition of site-responsive fashion design that highlights relationships between fashion and flâneurie in urban memory and imagination; by walking the city and studying its inhabitants, the designers celebrate the vibrancy and flux of this area and its community.

The exhibition documents a live fashion event that responds to the culture and environment of Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Runway footage is accompanied by fashion photography, a selection of innovative garments, unique soundscapes, and images of the places that inspired the work. Exhibition attendees are encouraged to follow in these designers’ footsteps using a map of key sites around Victoria Harbour and instructions for a dérive. By becoming flâneurs, we can all experience and appreciate the city in a different way.


The exhibition is showing at Knowledge Market & Aperture, Docklands Australia, from 5th – 17th  September 2018.


From 31 August to 7 September, Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) takes over the city with over 150 events celebrating Melbourne’s world-renowned fashion scene. The week kicks off with a huge opening weekend, which features Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out, then continues with runways featuring the country’s top labels, workshops, talks, parties, exhibitions, films, and free fashion experiences all week long.


The Exchange at Knowledge Market is an innovative research project space curated by RMIT University in collaboration with Lendlease. Embedded within the Victoria Harbour precinct of Docklands, researchers are exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a series of workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.

This project is supported by a capability development fund grant from the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP.




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National Science Week


15 August 2018, 6-10pm

524 Flinders Event Space

524 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC


Wearables, transplantables, cognitive enhancement, robot assistants, genetic engineering and nanotechnology. In this speculative story telling event, how will you define what is human, and decide what is dead or alive?

Hear about new modes of communication, sports and transport which may be available to future humans. Augment yourself using the latest in AR technology, dance off with artificial intelligence, and experience new visual phenomena only perceivable using virtual reality.

Check out future artefacts and prototypes while grabbing a drink at the psibar.

Speak with experts to invent your own stories, ponder our place in an increasingly automated world, and discover how we could feed the planet’s ever increasing human population.

Will we enter a new age of sustainability and loving connection with the natural world while grappling with climate change? Dig in the soil and listen to the rivers to glimpse possible neosustainable and naturophilic communities of tomorrow.

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Humans 2.0 invites audiences to imagine beyond Frankenstein’s monster to what it will mean to be human in the next century.

Humans 2.0 is presented by the Victorian Coordinating Committee for National Science Week and The Royal Society of Victoria, and supported by Phoria.

This is a free event, but registration is essential.


Tarryn Handcock’s Prosthetics will be shown publicly for the first time as a part of this exhibition.




Slow Fashion Studio exhibition

SLOW FASHION STUDIO: alternative approaches to fashion

21 July – 9 September 2017

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC


RMIT University invites you to the opening of two exhibitions – Slow Fashion Studio: alternative approaches to fashion and Fast Fashion: The dark side of fashion.

Curated by Dr. Claudia Banz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg in collaboration with DBU Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and the Goethe-Institut, the international exhibition, Fast Fashion, unveils a dark side of the industry and examines issues of mass consumerism and environmental impact.

Curated by Dr. Jenny Underwood, Slow Fashion Studio responds to these themes and showcases work from a selection of creative researchers and practitioners who propose alternative approaches to design and fashion.

The exhibitions are showing at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, from 21 July – 9 September 2017.


Tarryn Handcock’s The Dust Project will be shown publicly for the first time as a part of this exhibition.



RMIT Events

The Dust Project



A Light Touch Exhibition


13-18 February 2016

Melbourne Arts Club Gallery

1/176-180 High St, Preston, VIC


RMIT University, School of Fashion and Textiles invites you to this exhibition of original work by Tarryn Handcock, presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2016.




Saturday 13th February 2016, 5.00pm-9.00pm

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