Indian-born artist Roopa Pemmaraju has earned widespread acclaim for her eponymous fashion label, which fuses bright Indigenous art with modern design.
Following her MBFW appearance earlier in the year, we now have the chance to see her collaborative vision up close. The Melbourne artist has teamed up with four renowned Indigenous artists Pauline Gallagher, Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja, Judy Napangardi Watson, and Rowena Nungarrayi Larry to digitally transfer their original artwork onto silk and turn them into fashion-forward pieces.
The resulting Rhapsody of Colours art installation is now running for free throughout Lane Four at the Galeries until September 30. You can expect the Galeries building to be brimming with eye-popping, vibrant colours over its usual beige. Another plus: Since launching her label in 2006, Pemmaraju has been a strong supporter of Fair Trade practices, meaning you can drool over her work without feeling one ounce of guilt.