Produced at the height of the [Australian] Indigenous cultural renaissance, Jimmy Pike’s designs were vivid, dynamic and groundbreaking in their use of non-traditional colours. This exhibition [at Artisan gallery, Brisbane], featuring Pike’s original prints, textile lengths and the garments produced from his fabric designs, offers a chance to celebrate Jimmy Pike’s unique talent and to revisit some spectacular fashion from the eighties and nineties.
Image: Jimmy Pike (1940-2002), c. 1988, screen printed cotton, from Desert Designs textile. In Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike, until 30 May, at Artisan, Brisbane. www.artisan.org.au