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Assistant Editor, Melbourne Museum frocks up with Gorman, ArtsHub, 4 February 2016

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Gorman’s Autumn 2016 Collection. Photo: Museum Victoria.

Fashion labels Gorman has found inspiration among the rocks and minerals of Melbourne Museum to create its Autumn ’16 collection.

What may be dusty old rocks and stones to some, Melbourne designer Lisa Gorman has managed to transform the often overlooked corners of Melbourne Museum into stunning garments.

The collaboration between popular fashion label Gorman and Melbourne Museum and resulted ‘Geology’ collection is evidence of the opportunities for artist and arts organisations that can be found outside the sector.

Lisa Gorman worked closely with Museum Victoria’s Geosciences team to explore the museum’s collection of rocks, minerals, and precious and semi-precious stones.

The collaboration also marks a breaking down of silos between industries. Such shifts are championed by Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley.

‘This partnership is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when creative minds from different disciplines come together. In developing Victoria’s first creative industries strategy, the Victorian Government is looking at ways to encourage creative collaborations, to enable our creative professionals to innovate and to ultimately grow and strengthen our $23 billion creative and cultural economy,’ said Foley.

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