Lace for Fashion Award exhibition

6 July - 14 October 2001

The Lace for Fashion Award encourages the creation of contemporary lace of exceptional quality, promoting innovation in the use of materials and techniques to produce a new generation of lace with outstanding visual impact and quality.

For the purpose of of the award, lace is defined as a decorative openwork fabric in which the pattern of spaces is important as the solid areas.

The Powerhouse Museum has been collecting lace for over a century and has one of the best collections in Australia.

exhibition panorama
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Powerhouse Museum 2nd international lace for fashion award exhibition

title image Shiro kuro man's shirt. Anne Farren, WA Australia. Photograph by Robert Frith


Education resources:
Exhibition catalogue (pdf document 1,373k)
Lace Resource Centre