View the video: Araluen
In 2012, RMIT’s textile design students collaborated with artists from Araluen – a local organization that provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim was to produce 20 digitally printed aprons with matching tea towels that would be given to Araluen for them to use as limited edition gifts for their financial sponsors.
The project started with an activity called “Meet Me In The Middle” where students where partnered with artists from Araluen’s arts program to create a piece of collaborative art. The digitally printed linen was cut, sewn and ironed into the final products, while a packaging team printed and put together 4 different types of packaging for the apron and tea towel sets. Throughout a media team took photos and video.