Collection Online
screenprinted cotton
361.5 × 87.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Screenprinted fabric length featuring vibrant rainbow of green, blue, purple, pink, orange and yellow stencilled gumleaves.

Throughout her career, Jackson has experimented with unorthodox silk screening techniques. Her Rainbow gumleaves fabric lengths are screenprinted with an array of fluorescent colours, with Jackson using actual gumleaves as stencils to create the design. The vibrant fabrics highlight the artist’s fascination with rainbows and light, and evoke the colourful leaf litter and changing glow of the bush. Her fabrics formed the basis of many of her Bush Couture collections.