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Adele Varcoe is an Australian artist and designer who creates transformative experiences that explore the social affects of fashion, dress and clothes. She brings people together to construct participatory performances that explore the elusive nature of fashion.

Working with actors, models and the public Adele investigates how fashion affects the interactions and relations between us. She is interested in the behaviour fashion evokes and the role social interaction plays in shaping our perception of dress.


Adele has created performances worldwide- highlights include: State of Fashion: Searching for the new Luxury, Arnhem 2018, Fremantle Festival 2019, MONA FOMA 2018, 2019 & 2020, Festival of Live Art at Arts House 2018, The Future of Fashion is Now at Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam and Fashioned Feelings at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2017 Adele and her team won best live art project for her project 'Onesie World' at Vrystaat Arts Festival in South Africa. Recently she completed her PhD titled 'Feeling Fashion' in the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT where she now teaches.  






Image: Darren Sylvester

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