Collection Online
cotton, synthetic polymer paint
103.5 cm (centre back) 58.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, inner back neckline, woven in green on white polyester: KATIE PYE / SYDNEY (map of Australia) AUSTRALIA
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Gallery 11
Level 2, NGV Australia
Physical description
Drop waisted singlet dress in mauve cotton with hand painted illustrations across the surface. The bodice features a scoop neckline with grey cotton tie shoulder straps and four large painted motifs across the front in blue, green, red and gold, and five gold circular motifs across the back on a contrast grey ground. The skirt is gathered onto the wide waist and outlined by grey piping. It is decorated with green, black and burgundy brushstrokes of paint and finishes at ankle length.