Desert Psychedelic: JIMMY PIKE

by kath_red on May 4, 2009

in Art+Design, Features

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

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1 Hayley January 29, 2011 at 5:53 am

I have just recently bought this exact skirt in an op shop and it has sown in it desert designs ‘Mangkaja’ the meaning and a Jimmy Pike copy right 1988. Decided to google it and can’t believe I have found the exact same skirt! I am completely in love with it and wear it as much as I can.

2 kath_red January 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

Wow – lucky you!

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