Helen Miller

SOOKii

20-31 October, 2020

This exhibition by Helen Miller celebrates 20 years of her fashion label, SOOKii. The showing consists of soft sculptures, including textile-rich theatrical masks and costumes, limited edition digital prints and a curated collection of signature ready-to-wear silk dresses from the SOOKii archive. Japanese silk shibori dresses, one-off garments as well as theatrical pieces created using recycled textiles will hang from the ceilings and grace the walls of the space. Miller’s approach to slow fashion and sustainability is influenced by her Japanese mother’s post war and immigrant experience. The threads of scarcity and loss are woven into each creation and evidenced in the exhibition’s supporting dioramas depicting scenes of Helen’s garment making process. Each object is interwoven with themes of cultural identity, self preservation and acceptance – all coming together to celebrate two decades of creation.

Feature Images by Louis Lim.

Peeling Layers Shop Window Series 1

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Show Window Series 1, 2020
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
Large
63cm x 87.5cm (framed)— $1250
59cm x 83.5cm (unframed)— $750
Small
46cm x 63.5cm (framed)— $750
42cm x 59.5cm (unframed)— $450

Peeling Layers Shop Window Series 2

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Show Window Series 2, 2020
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
Large
63cm x 87.5cm (framed)— $1250
59cm x 83.5cm (unframed)— $750
Small
46cm x 63.5cm (framed)— $750
42cm x 59.5cm (unframed)— $450

Peeling Layers Shop Window Series 3

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Show Window Series 3, 2020
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
Large
63cm x 87.5cm (framed)— $1250
59cm x 83.5cm (unframed)— $750
Small
46cm x 63.5cm (framed)— $750
42cm x 59.5cm (unframed)— $450

Peeling Layers Shop Window Series 4

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Show Window Series 4, 2020.
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
Large
63cm x 87.5cm (framed)— $1250
59cm x 83.5cm (unframed)— $750
Small
46cm x 63.5cm (framed)— $750
42cm x 59.5cm (unframed)— $450

Peeling Layers Print Series 1

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Print Series 1, 2019-20
Rag mat archival inkjet print. 127 x 80cm. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
53cm x 53cm (framed)— $650
48.5cm x 48.5cm (unframed)— $400

Peeling Layers Print Series 2

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Print Series 2, 2019-20
Rag mat archival inkjet print. 127 x 80cm. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
53cm x 53cm (framed)— $650
48.5cm x 48.5cm (unframed)— $400

Peeling Layers Print Series 3

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Print Series 3, 2019-20
Rag mat archival inkjet print. 127 x 80cm. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
53cm x 53cm (framed)— $650
48.5cm x 48.5cm (unframed)— $400

Peeling Layers Print Series 4

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Print Series 4, 2019-20
Rag mat archival inkjet print. 127 x 80cm. 2AP + Edition 1-5/5 available.
53cm x 53cm (framed)— $650
48.5cm x 48.5cm (unframed)— $400

Peeling Layers Mask Series 1

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Mask Series 1, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, paper, water & flour. 34 x 34 x 27cm
$2000

Peeling Layers Mask Series 2

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Mask Series 2, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, wire, paper, water & flour. 21 x 31 x 38cm.
NFS

Peeling Layers Mask Series 3

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Mask Series 3, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, paper, water & flour. 32 x 39 x 27cm
$2000

Peeling Layers Box Series 1

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Box Series 1, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, wire, paper, water & flour. 40.5 x 46.5 x 40.5cm
$4500

Peeling Layers Box Series 2

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Box Series 2, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, wire, paper, water & flour. 40.5 x 46.5 x 40.5cm
$4500

Peeling Layers Box Series 3

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Box Series 3, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, wire, paper, water & flour. 40.5 x 64.5 x 40.5cm.
$4500

Peeling Layers Box Series 4

Helen Miller
Peeling Layers Box Series 4, 2020
Japanese silk, cotton thread, wadding, wire, paper, water & flour. 46.5 x 53.5 x 46.5cm
$5000