Children aged 0-5 years, parents, carers and friends will be led on a tour of the exhibition then get hands on with multi-sensory components whilst considering our relationship with our clothes, our environment and our communities.

Did you know that on average 10,000-20,000 litres of water are required to cultivate just one kilogram of raw cotton? Our clothes tell stories. They are an everyday art-form that we carry with us through the world; but global production, particularly of fast fashion, is exploiting the labour of whole communities, polluting our rivers, filling our landfills and using a tremendous amount of water. 

Children and their families/carers are encouraged to bring an old textile of their choice to be included in the installation. 

Dates & Times 

10–11.40 am

Tuesday, 5 April 2022
Tuesday,  3 May 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 

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The Waterhouse, The Cutaway at Barangaroo

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Participant Bio

Julia Gutman

Julia Gutman is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on unceded Gadigal Land. She reuses found textiles to produce ‘patchworks’ that merge personal and collective histories to explore themes of intergenerational experience, femininity and intimacy. Julia holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Painting from UNSW Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited across Australia and internationally with shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Rome and New York. Julia is represented by Sullivan & Strumpf.

Julia Milwidsky

Julia Milwidsky has worked alongside children and families for the past eight in early childhood and primary school education. Milwidsky is passionate in sustainable education and finding new ways to engage young children in caring for our earth. Milwidsky believes that all children are artists and trusts in their capability to create and engage with artistic experiences.