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Medium
polyester, lycra, cotton, wool, silk; screenprint (between sheets of perspex)
Measurements
(a) 80 × 60 cm (panel)
(b) 80 × 60 cm (panel)
(c) 80 × 60 cm (panel)
(d) 80 × 60 cm (panel)
(e) 80 × 60 cm (panel)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
1999.73.a-e
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A series of 5 panels each with a printed garment individually displayed sandwiched between two thick sheets of perspex. (a) A white cotton/lycra T-shirt with a turtle neck and short sleeves printed in black and grey. Printed with an image of two young men standing together, their heads slightly touching, this is repeated on the back. A band of blue gauze runs horizontally across the front, decorated with two rows of silver metallic safety pins. The garment is sandwiched between two pieces of perspex. (b) A white cotton/lycra T-shirt with a turtle neck and short sleeves, printed in black and grey with a photographic image of a dead human foetus. The image is represented on the back and front panels of the garment, blown-up to a scale that covers the entire garment. (c) A white polyester gauze tunic with long sleeves printed in black and grey with a photographic representation of a garment peeled back to reveal a woman's breast. The reverse panel is plain black. (d) A white sleeveless gauze tunic printed in black and grey with a photographic image of a man waving a cardigan above his head. The image is repeated on the back. The neckline and armholes are trimmed with a black and pale blue ribbed knit panel and cuff. (e) A white polyester gauze tunic with long sleeves and a black cotton/lycra yoke, the gauze is printed in black and grey with a photographic image of two boys standing beside a creek. The image is repeated on the back panel.