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An opportunity to see up close and personal, Japanese masters of traditional woven textiles, designed by our very own Western Australian graduate, emerging and professional, designers.

Work exhibited gives you an insight into the Banshu Fashion Textile Program (BFTP), which has been running since 2011. This exhibition has been curated with a team of dedicated Industry professionals and the WA Museum.

2015 BANSHU-ORI exhibition

Exhibition |



Monday 26 Oct – Friday 30 Oct 2015

location | Western Australian Museum , Foyer

Address: Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Perth WA 6000

Monday 26th – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 27th – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 28th – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 29th – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 30th – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Phone: (08) 9212 3700

sponsors include;
Department of State development WA
Department of Culture and the Arts WA
Ozawa Textile Co.
Naigai Orimono
Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre in Perth
Western Australian Museum
Central Institute of Technology
Edith Cowan University
Polytechnic West
Curtin University
Jennifer Gaye . agencies
Image Intelligence 
Chadwick Models
Leeuwin Estate
Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Inner Ego



The Banshu Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) was established in 2011 as part of the 30th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between Western Australia and Hyogo Prefecture.

The Program is designed to assist Western Australian fashion design graduating and emerging designers to gain access to the international professional fashion design industry through access to the Banshu textile industry in Hyogo, Japan.

Banshu textiles are renowned for the traditional method used to produce elaborate woven patterns with dyed yarns. Banshu textiles are distributed worldwide to high-end designer houses and are suitable for a wide range of garments.

The BFTP is supported by the Department of State Development, the Hyogo Prefecture Cultural Centre, the fashion programs at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Polytechnic West and Central Institute of Technology, the Western Australian Government Office in Japan, Ozawa Textile, and Naigai Orimono.

Participants are invited to submit an original fabric design to the BFTP. A panel of WA’s leading, professional textile/fashion designers and industry professionals, along with the Japanese textile stakeholders, and WA representative for Shin Banshu Kikaku (SBK) from Jennifer Gaye agencies, select 3 finalists. The winning submissions represent WA on a collaboration and exchange for a 5-day program in Japan, a guided tour to Hyogo Prefecture and its textile industry.

Each year a professional designer has been invited to travel alongside the BFTP to collaborate and mentor the finalists. Akira Isogawa, one of Australia’s most iconic designers from Sydney, has become the latest designer to join the exceptional, line-up of professionals.

Photographer | Yohei Yamaguchi



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Act-Belong-Commit A Swell Day Out | SUN 27th Sept 2015

Exhibition style event hosted by Mandurah Performing Arts Centre together with Dyo. Events.

As a DESIGNER and ARTIST Jennifer Gaye has been invited along with 17 other top Creatives of Perth to showcase the first of it’s kind for Act-Belong-Commit A Swell Day Out.

A Swell Day Out is the first of its kind in Mandurah; the objective is to create an opportunity for artists, designers and high-end craftspeople to showcase their work, whilst providing a platform for Foodies to deliver cuisine outside the normal festival parameters, as well as providing the locals of Mandurah, the wider Peel community and the broader Perth population a “swell” day out to visit what is a beautiful part of Western Australia.

Where | Mandurah Performing Arts Centre , Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA

When | Sunday 27th September 2015


Dyo. Events Pty Ltd
SPEAK: 0404 874 389 or 0404 874 386 WRITE: hello@dyoevents.com.au




The Fremantle Fashion Collective NOV. 2014

The Fremantle Fashion Collective each year showcase’s the TOP local Fremantle’s designers of fashion, accessories, jewellery and footwear. 

Jennifer Gaye‘s accessory designed label FLIGHT OF FEMMES was selected as one of the eight.










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Group Exhibition of TEXTILE work.






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