Jane Morley is a fashion practitioner and researcher who has lectured in fashion at RMIT University in Melbourne for the last three years. Jane is currently pursuing a practice-based PhD at RMIT University exploring performative interactions between materials and bodies in expanded fashion design practice and process. This project is being supervised by Dr Jessica Bugg and Dr Ricarda Bigolin. After working as a fashion designer for labels such as Easton Pearson, Jane lectured at the Queensland University of Technology for three years and completed a practice-based Masters exploring Conceptual art, Conceptual fashion and fashion design process. Jane works with diverse mediums in her creative practice developing outcomes including garments, textiles, sculptures, drawings, 3D models, films and photographs. Jane recently undertook an interdisciplinary art residency at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada exploring the theme of “Body as Site” led by Lucy and Jorge Orta. Having an interest in theories of the body from areas such as fashion, art, phenomenology, anthropology, gender studies and performance, Jane enjoys working collaboratively on projects that work with bodies and materials in dynamic, exploratory and interdisciplinary contexts.
Supervisors: Ricarda Bigolin