Radical Localism: artisan + Practice Studio + QUT Fashion Saturday 15 May Alexandria Park, right next to King St

10 May 2021

Radical Localism is an installation, community intervention and symposium that showcases Brisbane’s independent fashion community. This is a free event as part of the BAD Festival.

Saturday 15 May, 10am - 4pm, Alexandria Park

An installation, community intervention and symposium, Radical Localism is a free event as part of the Museum of Brisbane's, Brisbane Art Design - BAD Festival. This event is proudly presented by artisan in association with Museum of Brisbane and supported by King St.

Showcasing Fortitude Valley's emerging designer space Practice Studio, Radical Localism will feature some of Brisbane's leading local makers and designers, with workshops including clothes painting with Phoebe Paradise and punch needling with Alice Nightingale.

With an overarching focus on sustainability and "upcycling", Radical Localism will also include a symposium dedicated to exploring how Brisbanites can contribute to a circular textile economy, including how to repurpose clothing, household and industrial textiles in order to minimise Aussies' contribution to landfill.

In addition to the workshops and symposium, there will be striking Japanese butoh performances at 11 am and 1 pm as part of Brisbane designer Sharka Bosakova's sustainable 3D jewellery showcase. 

Be sure to add Radical Localism to your calendar, and check out more of the BAD Festival program here!

Don't miss Jazz Music Institute's performances throughout the day as part of King St's month of Jazz, don't forget you can enjoy THREE hours of free parking in the King St car park (entry on Machinery Street) - just like every weekend - with a flat rate of just $10 if you stay for more than 3 hours (which is highly likely once you stop off for lunch or a coffee).

Event is FREE but to keep things COVID-safe, you do need to pre-register here.

Make sure while you're in the area, you also check out artisan's current exhibitions, in their gallery and in the Machinery Street window, just off King St.

Alexandria Park, right next to King St and the King St car park
A photo of the green space of Alexandria Park, next to King St, with Building 8 in the background.

Published: 5 May 2021