Co:3 Australia want your old clothes.

We are calling upon Perth’s community to be a part of a unique arts project by donating their well-loved black garments and share the stories they hold. Co:3 Australia Artistic Director Raewyn Hill has been awarded a prestigious international artistic residency through the Saison Foundation (Japan), which saw Japanese sculptural artist, Naoko Yoshimoto come to Perth  in July to transform hundreds of black garments into a sculptural installation. With the histories of individuals soaked into the used garments, the sculptures come to life with the memories and stories of the people of Perth.

Co:3 Australia’s Garment Drive invites the Perth community to reflect on the connections experienced through our clothing. Contribute to the work by donating a plain black garment and tell us the story of what the item of clothing means to you. Where did it come from? What are the stories and memories the garment holds for you? Why are you letting it go? It can be a sentence, memory, story, prayer or poem.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Raewyn Hill has been invited by the Saison Foundation as Saison AIR Partnership in 2019, supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the Fiscal year of 2019.
Co:3 Australia’s garment drive has received grant funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.