Collection Online
shells, cotton, polyester, lycra, paint
(a) 94.0 × 10.0 cm (top)
(b) 22.0 × 35.5 cm (pants)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
Gallery location
Not on display
The bikini top is constructed with thick cotton rope attached with two scallop shells painted gold to form the breast cups. The back section is similarly decorated with two oyster shells painted black and two flat scallop shells painted gold. A fine black ribbon ties around the neck. Matching G-string made from black polyester lycra. The front is sewn with three flat scallop shells painted gold and one shell decorates the back.