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Medium
wool, cotton
Measurements
501.0 × 535.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
woven in wool l.l.: V
Accession Number
CT184-1984
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Commissioned by The Art Foundation of Victoria with funds provided by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Founder Benefactor, 1984
Gallery location
Great Hall
Ground Level, NGV International
Description
Tapestry hanging executed in multi-colours with a bold abstract pattern representing a uniform configuration, based on artist Roger Kemp's 'Evolving forms' paintings 1960-1965, which the artist designed a cartoon for this work. There are 2.5 warp threads per centimetre, and eleven weft threads to the bobbin. The wool is dyed with Ciba Geigy dyes in the workshop, and the tapestry was woven using the high-warp method (i.e. tapestry grew vertically).