31 August – 30 September, 2017

Carla Adams (WA), Troy-Anthony Baylis (SA), Christine Dean (NSW), Chantal Fraser (QLD), Kate Just (VIC), Mumu Mike Williams (APY/SA), Claudia Nicholson (NSW), Raquel Ormella (ACT/NSW), Marlene Rubuntja (NT), and Paul Yore (VIC).
Curated by Miriam Kelly.

Roomsheet :: HERE

+ Curator introduction, Thursday August 31, 5:30pm
+ Discussion :: Can’t Touch This, Saturday 2 September, 1-3pm
+ Workshop :: Knitty by Nature, Saturday 9 September, 3-5pm
+ Clothes Swap :: It must have been love, check-in 5-6pm, swap begins at 6pm, Thursday 28 September

Can’t Touch This brings together the work of ten contemporary Australian artists who articulately and subversively re-orient the language of textiles to address concerns of identity, gender and sexuality to colonisation and cultural constructs and power in contemporary Australia.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body


Can’t Touch This | 1-3pm, Saturday 2 September @ Verge Gallery
Round table discussion, featuring exhibition artists Carla Adams, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Christine Dean, Chantal Fraser and Kate Just, alongside Can’t Touch This curator Miriam Kelly.

Knitty by Nature | 3-5pm, Saturday 9 September @ Verge Gallery
Knit one, crochet one, prosecco one… Drop in knitting and crochet session with Sydney knitaholic Kirsten Fredericks. BYO materials or register to use in house tools of the trade.

Clothes Swap | check-in 5-6pm, swap begins at 6pm, Thursday 28 September
@ International Student Lounge, Sydney University
Exchange up to 6 high quality garments, for which the love is ‘over now’ at the clothing swap extravaganza hosted by The Clothing Exchange, in partnership with Verge Gallery and Sydney University Union, You CAN touch this. Places limited, register online from 31 August. REGISTRATION HERE