At first glance British artist Susie MacMurry's hand-created garment sculptures look like haute couture. Closer inspection reveals that these gowns are made using non-traditional materials such as household gloves (turned inside out), balloons, feathers, and dressmaker pins.
A Mixture of Frailties 2004
1400 household gloves turned inside out, calico, tailors dummy
10,000 fuschia pink balloons, rug underlay
collection of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
In May 2012, WWF unveiled unique commissions from leading artists, designers and architects, at Pandamonium in Hyde Park. The pieces were created to inspire awareness of WWF’s breadth of work.
Pandamonium in Hyde Park was an evening of performances, with an open air catwalk show, a champagne reception and auction by Phillips de Pury. This exclusive event raised funds and highlighted the organization’s work.
Curated by Artwise, each artist contributed a piece of wearable sculpture or performance. The Pandamonium collection included fashion, textile, interaction, millinery and music.
15,000 metallic blue balloons, rug underlay
black nappa leather, 43 kg adamantine dressmakers pins, tailors dummy
collection of Manchester Art Gallery
Formerly a classical musician, Susie MacMurray returned to school to study art at Manchester Metropolitan University and graduated with a Masters degree in Fine Art in 2001. Since then, she has achieved international status and has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums. She has also undertaken a number of site-specific installations in various historic locations in the United Kingdom and Europe. Susie MacMurray lives and works in Manchester, UK.
Susie MacMurray is represented by Gina Agnew Contemporary Art in London and Danese Corey in New York.