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Paua kimono
1984

Artist/s name
Medium
silk (taffeta), paint
Measurements
137.0 cm (centre back) 83.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
CT6-1994
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Gallery 16
Level 3, NGV Australia
About

Jackson collaborated with artist and close friend, David McDiarmid over many years. Jackson provided McDiarmid with pre-cut fabric pieces which he painted in his distinctive calligraphic style. Each piece incorporates symbols, words and initials interwoven into the design. In Paua kimono Jackson’s name has been spelled out. McDiarmid went to live in New York in 1979 but returned to Australia several times. This work was created after a trip Jackson made to New Zealand, which resulted in McDiarmid painting a series of fabrics inspired by the local abalone.

—text from Linda Jackson Bush Couture (Jan 2012)