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.

West Space
Gowns, Beautiful Gowns

Tue 8 — Sat 12 March, 10am — 6pm
Melbourne Fashion Festival
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible
In collaboration with Isabella Capezio, John Gosper brings together a series of installation objects on-site, to assemble the gritty motifs of competition with the pop-centric and ‘fash-thetic’ conventions of editorial fashion.

John Gosper is half Tongan Diaspora, half white settler living and working in Narrm. John has regularly exhibited locally and internationally throughout the past 10 years. With an outlook that preferences panpsychism and idealism, they are an autodidact in astrology. John seeks to generate ways in which image-making can destabilise the neutrality of white identity through figurative embodiment. Via a recounting of the ‘white’ gaze, they are interested in the subversive yet omnipresent legacies of colonial conditioning. Observing the fashion image, fashion motifs are problematised.

This is a free event. Register for tickets here.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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