Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion is a celebration of Indigenous art, history and culture through contemporary fashion and design. It brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia.
Piinpi was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 20 February to 8 August 2021.
'Piinpi' is an expression that Kanichi Thampanyu (First Nations people from the East Cape York Peninsula) use to describe changes in the landscape across time and space. For many First Nations people across Australia, knowledge of the land and seasons is culturally important. While the number of seasons can vary across many First Nations groups, the exhibition is themed around four widely recognised seasons.
Curated by Shonae Hobson at Bendigo Art Gallery, Piinpi highlights the strength and diversity of the rapidly expanding Indigenous fashion and textile industry.