Deb Donnelly「RAUMATI TADEAI BLUES」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Textile and accessory Design
|Material:Vintage silk top and skirt, jacquard woven and naturally pleated
|Technique:Natural dyed indigo and shibori zome techniques
|City, Country:Kapiti, Wellington, New Zealand

Deb Donnelly_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Aotearoa New Zealand textile artist Deb Donnelly has an interdisciplinary art and design practice.

As a NZ trained artist and educator I collaborate with international artists in sustainable practices nationally and internationally through joint residencies, workshops and kaupapa (projects). Donnelly collaborated with Taiwanese artist Jui-pin Chang and showed new work at Taipei Fashion week in 2023 intersecting traditional craft, wearable arts and fashion. Asia Pasifika exchanges have been central to my approach to making art with a sense of identity and materiality reflecting the culture and resources found on each site. Ongoing research on my Eurasian ancestral roots, are now embedded in NZ migrant themed art, collaborative film production, dyeing natural textiles and surface design applications. I use media tools from stencil to digital to craft skills in embroidery, felting, eco print and natural dyeing. This sustainable arts practice allows me to document experimental themes and processes alongside traditional culture and contemporary textiles.

紐西蘭紡織藝術家Deb Donnelly擁有跨學科的藝術和設計實踐。作為一名紐西蘭訓練有素的藝術家和教育工作者,我通過聯合駐地、工作坊和kaupapa(項目)在國內和國際上與國際藝術家合作,從而參與可持續實踐。Donnelly與台灣藝術家張睿彬合作,並於2023年在台北時裝週展示新作品,交織了傳統工藝、可穿戴藝術和時尚。亞太地區的交流一直是我進行藝術創作的核心,反映了每個地點的文化和資源,以及身份感和物質性。對我歐亞祖先根源的持續研究現已融入紐西蘭移民主題的藝術、合作電影製作、天然紡織品染色和表面設計應用中。我使用從模板到數字的媒體工具,以及刺繡、氈毯、生態印花和天然染色的工藝技巧。這種可持續的藝術實踐使我能夠在傳統文化和當代紡織品之間記錄實驗性主題和過程。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

Clothing, textiles and accessories which allow the body and mind to explore all my technical interests with connections to everyday uses; work, play and social well-being while collaborating with the environment is my idea of sustainability and future flow.

Since 2004, my practice in Aotearoa has combined fashion and textile art ecologies including WOW world of wearable arts for students to test their original concepts.

Fashion ecology can be expressed as: respect for traditional craft skills, gauge environmental impact, ‘circular systems’ of sourcing sustainable renewable materials, using shibori resist methods, plant dyes and animal and protein fibre technologies. Together, these  represent a cultural bridge between fashion designers and textile artists with the  intention to make mindful garments for daily life and our future well being.


Deb Donnelly_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

Indigo dye has been valued around the world since ancient times for its natural blue colour. Cross cultural Asian and European themes are used in my work. Three layers of tadeai teal blue silk were hand dyed from local Kapiti organically grown indigo, persicaria tinctoria. The hand dyed indigo on silk pleated upcycled jacquard weave garments and silk satin bias cut shift garment caters for a range of sizing and modern minimalist styling options for the wearer. Indigo fresh tadeai dyes as teal blue on silk scarf which uses shibori zome resist dye design methods. These methods include fresh indigo leaf contact print which have become popular for textile artists globally.