Mix Tape 1980s
Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style

Key works

  • Howard ARKLEY
Tattooed head (1988) 


synthetic polymer paint and pencil on two sheets
172.0 x 122.0 cm (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Leon and Sandra Velik Endowment for Contemporary Drawing, 1989
P91-1989


© The Estate of Howard Arkley, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary  Art

    Howard ARKLEY
    Tattooed head (1988)
    synthetic polymer paint and pencil on two sheets
    172.0 x 122.0 cm (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Leon and Sandra Velik Endowment for Contemporary Drawing, 1989
    P91-1989
    © The Estate of Howard Arkley, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

  • Mike BROWN
Manifestations 1982 


synthetic polymer on canvas
182.8 x 243.8 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Marc Besen, Governor, 1984
AC2-1984


© Courtesy of the artist's estate

    Mike BROWN
    Manifestations 1982
    synthetic polymer on canvas
    182.8 x 243.8 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Marc Besen, Governor, 1984
    AC2-1984
    © Courtesy of the artist's estate

  • Jenny WATSON
The Crimean Wars: Cinderella 1985 


oil, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on canvas
240.0 x 175.3 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Shell Australia Limited, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2002
2002.282


© Courtesy of the artist

    Jenny WATSON
    The Crimean Wars: Cinderella 1985
    oil, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on canvas
    240.0 x 175.3 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Shell Australia Limited, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2002
    2002.282
    © Courtesy of the artist

  • Leigh BOWERY
The Metropolitan (c. 1988) 


cotton, rayon, leather, sequins, metal, paint
(a) 184.0 cm (centre back)
67.0 cm (sleeve length) (dress)
(b) 125.0 cm (centre back)
77.0 cm (waist, flat) (outer petticoat)
(c) 125.0 cm (centre back)
112.0 cm (waist, flat) (inner petticoat)
(d) 109.0 x 8.0 cm irreg. (belt)
(e) 50.0 x 8.0 cm (neck belt)
(f-g) 21.0 x 12.0 cm irreg. (each) (gloves)
(h) 91.0 cm (outer circumference)
19.0 cm (height)
23.5 cm (width) (helmet)
(i-j) 24.0 cm (height) (each)
12.0 cm (width) (each)
26.0 cm (length) (each) (shoes)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
1999.180.a-j


© Courtesy of the artist's estate

    Leigh BOWERY
    The Metropolitan (c. 1988)
    cotton, rayon, leather, sequins, metal, paint
    (a) 184.0 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (sleeve length) (dress) (b) 125.0 cm (centre back) 77.0 cm (waist, flat) (outer petticoat) (c) 125.0 cm (centre back) 112.0 cm (waist, flat) (inner petticoat) (d) 109.0 x 8.0 cm irreg. (belt) (e) 50.0 x 8.0 cm (neck belt) (f-g) 21.0 x 12.0 cm irreg. (each) (gloves) (h) 91.0 cm (outer circumference) 19.0 cm (height) 23.5 cm (width) (helmet) (i-j) 24.0 cm (height) (each) 12.0 cm (width) (each) 26.0 cm (length) (each) (shoes)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1999
    1999.180.a-j
    © Courtesy of the artist's estate

  • Maria KOZIC
Self-portrait 1987 

from The bicentennial folio: prints by twenty-five Australian artists 1988
colour photo-screenprint
60.7 x 47.8 cm (image)
77.2 x 47.9 cm (sheet)

ed. 38/80
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1989
P9.9-1989


© Maria Kozic

    Maria KOZIC
    Self-portrait 1987
    from The bicentennial folio: prints by twenty-five Australian artists 1988
    colour photo-screenprint
    60.7 x 47.8 cm (image) 77.2 x 47.9 cm (sheet)
    ed. 38/80
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased from Admission Funds, 1989
    P9.9-1989
    © Maria Kozic

  • Sue FORD
Discussions after the Barunga meeting between Gerry Hand, Bob Hawke, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, chairman of the Northern Lands Council and Frank Chulung, chairman of the Kimberley Lands Council (1988) 


gelatin silver photograph
81.0 x 121.5 cm (image)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Hallmark Cards Australia, Pty Ltd, 1989
PH173-1989


© Courtesy of the artist

    Sue FORD
    Discussions after the Barunga meeting between Gerry Hand, Bob Hawke, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, chairman of the Northern Lands Council and Frank Chulung, chairman of the Kimberley Lands Council (1988)
    gelatin silver photograph
    81.0 x 121.5 cm (image)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased with funds donated by Hallmark Cards Australia, Pty Ltd, 1989
    PH173-1989
    © Courtesy of the artist