Rainbow parrot costume
- Artist/s name
- silk (chiffon)
- (a) 52.0 cm (centre back) 50.0 cm (sleeve length) (top) (b) 41.0 cm (centre back) (collar) (c) 87.0 cm (centre back) 29.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
- Place/s of Execution
- Sydney, New South Wales
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- About the work
Linda Jackson’s collaboration with Jenny Kee through their fashion business Flamingo Park, located in Sydney, produced some of the most original styles of garments ever produced in Australia. The garments were based on Australian themes especially from the Australian bush and featured beautiful printed appliqué or embroidered textiles designed by Kee or Jackson in natural fibres, silk or cotton.
In 1982, Jackson opened her own fashion business and shop Bush Couture, which closed in 1991. Jackson continued to produce garments inspired by the Australian bush and experiment with a range of fabric printing techniques, from fluorescent colours to the ochre coloured batiks from Utopia Station.
The many hued colour palette and simplified, layered construction of her Rainbow parrot costume is typical of the designer's unconventional approach to creating fashion.