Frock On 2021! Exhibition and Awards Night

Ended — at Songlines

From Left to Right; Dress by Indriani Tungka(Fabric by Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon), Ebony Williams(Fabric by Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon), Marcia Russel(Fabric by Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon & Mitjili Napurrula), Olga Bruykevets(Fabric by Mavis Marks)

We invite you to come and celebrate handprinted fabrics + creativity! Join Ikuntji Artists & FFF at the Frock On 2021 exhibition + Awards

Event Details:

Date and time
Sat., 7 August 2021

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ACST

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Featuring 50+ amazing garments and accessories ranging from baby rompers to silk cocktail frocks. The event will include screening of a virtual runway and presentation of 10 Awards.

The Frock On project brought together 28 talented makers/fabric aficionados from around Australia and the USA and 70+ metres of fabulous hand-printed fabric designed and produced by Ikuntji Artists.

Flying Fox Fabrics played cupid and brought the parties together and undertook project facilitation. It’s all been in gestation since February 2021 and the Awards Event is culmination of hundreds of hours of work and creativity by dozens of people. Follow progress on #frockon2021

Congratulations to all designers and to the award winners of Frock on 2021!

Gorgeousness (use of colour) – Carmel Ryan –  Dress Featuring Trees at Talalpi by Kumuntjai Dixon

Fabulousness (sheer over-the-top-ness) – Olga Bruykevets from Ossom – Dress Featuring Puli Puli by Keturah Zimran

Surprise (well, we didn’t think of that) – Cara Baillie – Children’s clothing featuring Rockholes by Kumuntjai Dixon

Comfort (yes please) – Sue Catt Creative– Various Designs

Strategic (minimal use of fabric, maximum impact) – Simone Edney – Baby Clothes featuring Trees at Talaalpi by Kumuntjai Dixon

Feature of fabric design (oh, that’s an amazing print!) – Carolyn Smith from Handmade by Carolyn – Skirt and Top featuring Tali Tali by Kumuntjai Dixon

Innovation (that’s a great idea) – Alice van Meurs from Edition Dress– Dress w/ Zipper featuring Kuruyultu by Eunice Napanangka Jack

Fun (if it makes us smile) – Louise Hardy – Top, Pants and Hat featuring Women’s Business by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks

Chic (ooh lala) – Nathalia Perez Alfonso – Dress featuring Puli Puli by Keturah Zimran

Je ne sais quoi (you work it out) – Anna Reynolds – Dress and Jacket featuring Various Designs

The Songlines Award – Gretchen Stolte – Dress featuring Rockhols by Kumuntjai Dixon

Special Mention – Indriani Tungka – Dress featuring Rockholes by Kumuntjai Dixon

All clothing belongs to Ikuntji Artists (Haasts Bluff) and the fabric designs were created by the following artists:

Keturah Zimran, Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon, Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks, Eunice Napanangka Jack, Mitjili Napurrula, Leonie Kamutu and Lisa Multa.


Marcia Russell – Black Cat Couture NT
Carmel Ryan NT
Sue Catt SA
Meredith Rice SA
Joan Stanley SA
Nicole Simpson Mobile Alabama USA
Olga Bruykevets – Ossum Slow Fashion Brand NT
Sarah Pondevie – Pattern Union QLD
Susie Collings – Twirl Girl Boutique Vic
Carolyn Smith WA
Cara Baillie Vic
Michele Truscott Vic
Vanessa Mallard Vic
Gretchen Stolte WA
Fiona Garrett-Benson QLD
Louise Thorsen QLD
Simone Edney NT
Indriani Tungka NSW
Alice Van Meurs (Sutton) – Edition the Label ACT
Carolyn Dowley WA
Lian Hingee Vic
Anna Reynolds NT
Louise Hardy – Hello Chook NT
Bonnie Short NT
Ebony Williams/Costa NT
Nathalia Perez Alfonso NT
Deanne McEwen NT
Joanna Barrkman NT (who bucked convention and made a lampshade)

Please enjoy these beautiful photos of the garments being modelled in Darwin, photos by NGPhotographics.

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55 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park NT 0820

Flying Fox Fabrics