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hand stamped and splattered pigskin, stencilled calf skin
(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
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
Gallery location
Gallery 4
Ground Level, NGV Australia
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.