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Rainbow gumleaves
1983

Artist/s name
Medium
screenprinted cotton
Measurements
361.5 x 87.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
CT8-1994
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
About

Throughout her career, Jackson has experimented with unorthodox silk screening techniques. Her Rainbow gumleaves fabric lengths are screenprinted with an array of fluorescent colours, with Jackson using actual gumleaves as stencils to create the design. The vibrant fabrics highlight the artist’s fascination with rainbows and light, and evoke the colourful leaf litter and changing glow of the bush. Her fabrics formed the basis of many of her Bush Couture collections.

—text from Linda Jackson Bush Couture (Jan 2012)