Fabrik was an exhibition developed by Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM), a contemporary art association that aims to support and develop exhibitions in Western Sydney. It ran from November 2020 to February 2021 at Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery. It explored the idea of the material object, as well as the processes of making and unmaking of textiles, clothing and papers. These objects often exhibit a seductive beauty and are major components of the contemporary cycle of production and consumption. The exhibition also included the questioning of the environmental and social impacts of production and their retailing, impacts which include the human rights and social justice of instances of the use of child labour, inadequate wages, labour movements and poor and unsafe working conditions.

The artists involved in the Fabrik exhibition were Vivienne Dadour, Anne Graham, Beata Geyer, Ian Milliss and Ebony Secombe and Fiona Davies (curator). I did a series of posters which used fabrics created by the company of the well known Australian art benefactor John Kaldor which it should be noted was known as an ethical manufacturer and a supporter of original design but which eventually closed down in the face of globalist competition.

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