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99/6/74 Textile length, 'Kee Collage', silk, Jenny Kee/ Rainbow Fabrics, Australia / Italy, 1980. Click to enlarge.

Textile length, ‘Kee Collage’, silk, Jenny Kee/ Rainbow Fabrics, Australia / Italy, 1980

Made by Rainbow Fabrics in Italy, Europe, 1980.

Jenny Kee collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archive, Australia/England/Japan/Africa/USA 1967-1995

Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia’s most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee’s love of Australia’s unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem stone and...

Summary

Object No.

99/6/74

Object Statement

Textile length, 'Kee Collage', silk, Jenny Kee/ Rainbow Fabrics, Australia / Italy, 1980

Physical Description

Textile length, 'Kee Collage', silk, Jenny Kee/ Rainbow Fabrics, Australia / Italy, 1980.

Textile length featuring multicoloured print on a black silk ground. Print features a collage of 6 small paintings including Barrier Reef, Flowers, Rosellas, Art. Images include koalas, waratahs and wattle.

Dimensions

Width

910 mm

Production

Notes

Jenny Kee in Australia.

The paintings featured in this print were done from 1976 to 1978 and then collaged together into this print. Each separate painting also appeared on jumpers.

Images were taken from photos of models in the Flamingo Park fashion parades and abstracted and collaged together. The design process went from creating the knits, seeing them in parades and taking photographs, doing drawings from the photographs and then collaging them into this textile design.

The Art Print shows figures wearing Jenny's Mondrian and Leger knits.

This textile was printed by Rainbow Fabrics, Italy.

This textile was made in 1980.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1999

Acquisition Date

3 February 1999

Cite this Object

Harvard

Textile length, 'Kee Collage', silk, Jenny Kee/ Rainbow Fabrics, Australia / Italy, 1980 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/167688>

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