Up Tight is a performance and a happening, showcasing a limited edition range of printed hosiery.
Up Tight Photo by Adele Daniele
Past Event

Up Tight


Wed 24 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Free, no booking required


Collingwood Yards
Collingwood Yards, Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Wheelchair accessible

Up Tight is a performance and a happening, showcasing a limited edition range of printed hosiery.

Up tight is a personal shared history and story-telling exercise between two Melbourne designers Adele Daniele and Danielle Brustman. Both share a common history growing up in Melbourne in the 1970s and 80s and a connection through their families to the rag trade and local printing factories of that era. Both designers are current studio residents at Collingwood Yards.

Uptight collects fragmented memories and motifs recalled from childhood clothing, photographs and interior décor and reimagines these motifs in a collection of hand printed hosiery. Come see some catwalk legs dancing at Collingwood Yards.


Adele Daniel

Adele Daniele is a multidisciplinary designer with a studio at Collingwood Yards Arts Precinct. Her practise explores themes around her collection of vintage hosiery packaging and the documentation of urban entomology and unique plant structures. Her practise also explores music as soundscape.

Adele runs the boutique label Anti-Static Paper goods & Fabric and Because I Like You Creative Studio, established in 2008.

Recent works includes Unpredictable Typologies group exhibition, Melbourne Art Fair satellite programme at Collingwood Yards Arts Precinct, 2022;  Music For Spiders collaborative live performance, East Melbourne Library, 2022; Soft Meadow presents Spontaneous Plants of Collingwood Dérive, Collingwood Yards Arts Precinct, Sustainable Living Festival Programme, 2023.

Danielle Brustman

Danielle Brustman’s Melbourne based studio encompasses a broad spectrum of practice, from residential interiors and commercial design for the hospitality, education and retail sectors along with furniture and lighting design for exhibition and installation. Her studio is based at Collingwood Yards.

Danielle works with a rich syntax of colour to conceive works that challenge our perception of private and public space. Her design work is narrative driven and informed by dynamic colour relationships, geometric form and fantastical spaces.

Danielle began her design career working as a set designer for theatre and performance collaborating with some of Australia’s most celebrated theatre makers, companies and artists. In 2012, she established her interior design studio. Her background as a set designer is evident in her work where colour, light and spectacle play a vital role.

Danielle’s installations and design work have also been presented at the NGV Triennial ( 2020 ), NGV Rigg Design Prize ( 2018 ), AFDA Design Prize ( 2022 ) Melbourne International Arts Festival ( 2012 ), Dark Mofo Festival , Hobart ( 2015 ): Salon Del Mobile : Local Milan , Milan ( 2019) : Sophie Gannon Gallery: Designwork 04, (2020), Melbourne Contemporary Design Fair ( 2022, 2023 )  and Melbourne Design Week  ( 2020, 2021 & 2022)

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