Feeling the Ceiling

Fashion for Rock Climbers

Frockies and Rockies united at a fashion parade inspired by rock climbing at the Nati (Natimuk) Frinj Festival of 2011.

Located 20kms from Horsham in the Wimmera region of Western Victoria, Natimuk is situated near the foot of renowned international rock climbing destination Mount Arapiles. ‘Feeling the Ceiling’, named after a climb at Arapiles, was tailor-made for the Nati Frinj by Kat Pengelly and her collaborators to celebrate cliff-face fashion and the integration of climbers into the small rural town of Natimuk.

It was a sellout show with over 300 in attendance.

‘As a social commentary, the show was well researched and very entertaining.  It’s portrayal of the times was both accurate and irreverent!’  – Kim Carrigan, one of Australia’s most famous climbers of the 70s and 80s. (Audience Survey)

This project was made possible by a ‘Cultural Projects and Skills Development Grant’ offered by the Regional Arts Fund, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

Designers – Maggie Aitken, James Penrose, Suzanne Kalk, Charlie Frost