Celebrating Nick Cave

Nick Cave deals with spectacle and responsibility in his installations and textile works, including his iconic Soundsuits, blending sculpture, costume design, and instrument-making. Learning to sew while repairing hand-me-downs from older siblings led to the first in his Soundsuit series: wearable assemblage fabric sculptures often made with found objects. Influences of African art traditions, armor, ceremonial dress, couture fashion, designed textiles, and stereotypically feminine objects