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Manifesto of Dress: A Night of Counter Fashion

Presented by The Stitchery Collective in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Resist!! Rebel!! And look fabulous!

Throughout history daring women and men have slashed, embellished and bifurcated their way to resistance through politicised fashion. From Amelia Bloomer’s pants of freedom to Rudy Geinrich’s topless monokini, fashion has been used as a tool of rebellion.

Join The Stitchery Collective as they explore the history of counter fashion and examine how some local Brisbane creatives are challenging the fashion status quo. On the atmospheric Turbine Platform this relaxed and entertaining free event invites all those interested in fashion to join in the conversation about the power of getting dressed.

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The Stitchery Collective is a Brisbane based design collective. We share a common feeling that the culture of fashion can be joyous, meaningful and beautiful all at once. The Stitchery Collective invite you to feel and experience fashion, not just look at it and buy it.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.