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Medium
hand stamped and splattered pigskin, stencilled calf skin
Measurements
(a) 82.0 cm (centre back) 45.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 41.0 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (top)
(c) 150.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(d) 67.0 cm (outer circumference) 27.0 cm (height) 67.0 cm (width) (hat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
(a) label, machine sewn inside centre back, woven in pale grey cotton on black: Jenny Bannister / SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
(b) label, machine sewn inside centre back, woven in pale grey cotton on black: Jenny Bannister / SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
(c) label, machine sewn inside proper left front seam, woven in pale grey cotton on black: Jenny bannister / SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
(d) label, machine sewn inside proper left front seam, woven in pale grey cotton on black: Jenny Bannister / (map of Australia) / SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Accession Number
1998.201.a-d
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The short wrap jacket has all-in-one sleeves and is consturcted with several large irregular pieces of pigskin cut on the bias to envelop the body like a cocoon with no hard edges. The surface is stencilled and splattered with pale grey paint. Matching sleeveless tank top with the same stencilled and splattered surface treatment. The straight mid-length skirt has a tie wrap at the proper left. The skirt has an asymmetrical yoke at the front and the back. The lower section is a straight with a side slit at the proper left. The extinct hat is made in calfskin, printed with stripes adn spots to simulate animal markings (possibly those of the extinct Tasmanian tiger). The exaggerated shape of the hat recalls the headwear worn by Austalia's earliest explorers.