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silk, fibre reactive dyes; batik
300.0 × 50.0 cm
label, sewn to reverse l.r. corner, inscribed ink on silk: "MUTUAL SUPPORT" / TONY DYER 1998
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Textile hanging constructed with alternating panels of silk fabric. One layer has sheer stripes with narrow satin weft stripes in orange, purple, blue and yellow, which criss-cross each other. The entire surface has a random splattered dye treatment. The second layer is also silk, with alternating sheer and dense raw silk squares. These sections have a batik design of arched lines and abstract shapes, created by using fibre reactive dyes in white, brown and orange in-filled with hatched and squiggled lines.