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Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk
BY Australian Design Centre | 21-Sep-2017
Renaissance engineer Professor Melissa Knothe-Tate explores the intersection of cutting edge biomedical science and woven textiles in this transdisciplinary exhibition.
Renaissance engineer Professor Melissa Knothe Tate turns art and science on their heads. exploring the intersection of cutting edge biomedical science and woven textiles in this transdisciplinary exhibition. She will present her multifunctional textiles, including those that replicate the natural weave of the tissue around human bones, woven with a state-of-the-art computer-controlled jacquard weaving loom. This research into a future of smart materials inspired by nature is complemented by a long-term goal – to weave biological tissues that can be used in the body to replace and repair our failing joints.
Opening and Closing Dates:
6th October – 15th November 2017
Tuesday – Sundays, 11am – 4pm
Opening night 6th October 6 – 8pm