The mastermind behind the project is Dr Gene Sherman, who’s managed art galleries and cultural centres throughout her career. “Thirty-one years of exhibition making, first at Sherman Galleries (1986–2007) and then at SCAF (2008- 2017), has been something of a marathon and, simultaneously, a great privilege. We now move forward with Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI).” Through it, she’s organized the Fashion Hub event in April, and another one related to architecture later in October.
But why fashion? Well, according to her, “fashion, in particular, has lacked serious attention as a sophisticated, intellectually rich and multifaceted mode of creative expression. Through SCCI, we seek to elevate it to a more prominent position alongside other art forms, and begin a conversation that is long overdue.” Indeed, fashion is going to be the most talked about topic in Sydney for more than two weeks, since SCCI Fashion Hub will gather both renowned and emerging actors of the industry.