Collection Online
wool, acetate, metal, cotton, screenprint
(a) 78.5 cm (centre back) 61.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 79.5 cm (centre back) 63.0 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
(c) 109.0 cm (outer leg) 43.0 cm (waist, flat) (pants)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a-c) label, inside centre back, woven in green and red polyester on black: SARA THORN/ ABYSS / BRUCE SLORACH
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Men’s outfit comprising jacket, pants and shirt (a) Men's tailored single-breasted jacket in navy blue wool with notched lapels and two flapped pockets either side. Machine embroidered Celtic design on upper sleeves. Centre front fastening with three cast metal buttons depicting a woman's head. Three further buttons depicting monsters at each cuff. The jacket is fully lined with black acetate fabric. (b) Men's long sleeve shirt with button down collar. The front and back panels are in a fine check cotton in blue, black, yellow and green. The sleeves are in a fine black cotton knit. A Celtic design is screenprinted in silver on both upper sleeves. (c) Men's navy blue wool pants with cuffs and two pleats either side of the zip fly. No waistband, six belt loops with a single button at the top of the fly and four pockets, two with horizontal openings at the rear, the others with vertical openings at either hip.