We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Bookshop by Uro
Cultural Fabric

Thursday 10 March, 6pm
Melbourne Fashion Festival
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required
Quiet Space
Wheelchair Accessible

Contemporary Australian textile design and the legacy of Frances Burke

Frances Burke was Australia’s most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. Displaying imagery and colours from native flora, marine objects, to designs of pure abstraction, Burke’s innovative fabrics remain fresh and distinctly evocative of Australia.

Join Melbourne designer Beci Orpin and director of the Social Studio Dewi Cooke in a conversation with the authors of Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles, Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs, about Frances Burke’s legacy and how contemporary cultural identities are finding reflection in textile design.


Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.

The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.

Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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