Collection Online
silk, polyester
295.5 × 103.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
© Julie Ryder/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
The Citronatas textile consists of twenty-three irregular sized pieces of antique Japanese silks, with a variety of weave types. These are machine-pieced together, incorporating a further two panels of metallic gold polyester organza, to form a single hanging. Each of the silk sections is printed using a citrus fermantation process developed by the artist. The pieced cloth is further embellished with twenty-nine small silk and polyester fabric discs, which are applied with running and cross stitch in a random configuration across the surface. A further seven large discs heavier silk fabric are appliqued to the organza border panel. The edge of the applique discs are singed. A machine sewn slipcase is attached to the reverse of the top edge.