RISING's Guide To Holiday Gifting

Wednesday 17 November

Gift ideas to tame long and unwieldy holiday shopping lists; ensure no-one says, "It's the thought that counts"; and fill the calendars and closets of your friends, family and vague work acquaintances in between.

To ensure your RISING gift arrives in time for Christmas, please place your order no later than 15 December. Exhibition tickets and Moon Units are sent digitally, so can be purchased any time.

For your office Secret Santa

A gift that says "I've loved looking at your WFH video backdrop and can't wait to bump into you at the coffee machine again", this 8-card pack captures the wonder of Patricia Piccinini’s transformative exhibition on 100% recycled paper stock.

A Miracle Constantly Repeated Postcards — $15

Revisit the intimacy and the wonder of A Miracle Constantly Repeated—or share it with a friend. Printed on 350gsm, 100% recycled paper stock.

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For your BFF

Whether you've been already or have been patiently waiting for the time you can venture up the stairs to the Flinders Street Station ballroom, A Miracle Constantly Repeated is something to share. Time your visit for sunset to watch the golden light play against Patricia Piccinini’s sculptures, or make it a late-night affair paired with dinner at a city haunt.

For your housemate

At sunrise and sunset, you're attached at the hip. When they're slithering into your bedroom or bumping into you in the background, your housemate's fit is not complete without a limited edition cap from RISING, Patricia Piccinini and ALPHA60. And they’ll thank you for helping them hide their untamed locks until their hairdresser can fit them in next year.

Miracle Cap — $59

Manifest a new energy for 2022 with this miracle-affirming, limited edition cap from RISING, Patricia Piccinini and ALPHA60. A Miracle Constantly Repeated is grounded in speculative optimism and hope—and we’re ready to stamp this on our foreheads.

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For your girlfriend

For the walking work of art in your life. Made using custom print silk twill, these dresses are the centrepiece of the capsule collection we made in collaboration with Melbourne design stalwarts ALPHA60 to celebrate the majesty and mythology of Patricia Piccinini's work. Pair your person's personality with one of the four limited edition prints immortalising work from A Miracle Constantly Repeated.

Patricia Piccinini X ALPHA60 Silk Dress — $330

Captured in the historic Flinders Street ballroom, this is a unique opportunity to wear a piece of art created in collaboration with Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

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For Mum

Draped across the back of the couch or displayed on the wall, Hugs bring the intimate and nurturing figures from Patricia Piccinini's archive to your home. Drape mum in LITTER, KINDRED or SANCTUARY this Christmas.

Patricia Piccinini X ALPHA60 Hugs Blanket — $660

ALPHA60 and Patricia Piccinini explore the nurturing nature of hugs in a series of whimsical, inspiring and emotive textile works.

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For your nephew/niece

For niblings big and small, the Mookie t-shirts were designed in respectful collaboration with Aunty Zeta Thomson (Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta). They bear a glow-in-the-dark rendering of a scene first depicted in Thomson's 2021 Melbourne Art Trams work, Mookies  Around the Waterhole.

Even sweeter: a portion of the profits will be donated to Aunty Zeta Thomson’s nominated charity, Wildlife Victoria.

Mookie Kids Tee — $25

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Adult Mookie Tee — $45

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For your aunty

Keep your aunty high and dry with her own piece of art history. The motif on this limited-edition Reko Rennie umbrella captures Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi artist Reko Rennie's calling card: ‘Original Aboriginal’. Rennie has used the term in tags, lettering, neons and more.

Don't forget to mention a portion of profits from each sale go to Rennie’s nominated charity, Elizabeth Morgan House.

Reko Rennie Umbrella — $39

Created alongside Reko Rennie's new video work Initiation OA_RR, which premiered at RISING.

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For you

Roomy enough to stash a spare layer—just in case—or pack a board for one more summer picnic, this oversized tote was made in a super-limited run of just 50 for RISING by iconic Melbourne streetwear label Perks and Mini in collaboration with Chunky Move for their show, Yung Lung. Completely unique and constructed from recut and sewn P.A.M. garments from past collections, each tote carries its past as easily as you do.

P.A.M Oversized Tote Bag — $150

Choose between black or white. Only 50 in existence.

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For the friend you always lose in a crowd

Forget the "where are you?" texts and look out for their beacon: the glow-in-the-dark print from Aunty Zeta Thomson's (Wurundjeri/Yorta Yorta) 2021 Melbourne Art Trams work,  Mookies  Around the Waterhole. The Aunty Zeta Mookie rain slicker is an extra layer for when the weather turns or the finishing touch to a fit.

A portion of the profits will be donated to Aunty Zeta's nominated charity, Wildlife Victoria.

Mookie Slicker — $55

A relaxed fit, made from recycled materials—the slicker's glow-in-the-dark print is a cheeky beacon in the night.

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For the person who has everything

Maybe you left it a bit late to find them a gift, maybe you only skimmed those headlines about supply chains, or maybe you know the only gift they'll really love is a RISING experience they can plan themselves. Gift them New Festival Tokens, RISING's own currency that can be spent on tickets, merch, and events at the box office.

For help buying Moon Units, tickets or merchandise, email hello@rising.melbourne or call (03) 9662 4242.

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