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screenprinted lambskin, polycaprolactone, paint, silk
(a) 166.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 20.0 × 35.0 cm (mask)
(c) 14.0 cm (height) 27.0 cm irreg. (outer circumference) (cuff)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, machine sewn inside centre front, woven on pale grey cotton on black cotton: Jenny Bannister / SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The full length dress with fine straps is made in black sheepskin, screenprinted in silver with a 'scribble' design. The bodice features two polycaprolactone breastplates with serrated top edges painted silver and each one attached to the dress by a set of silver metallic studs. The fitted dress fastens down the back with a zip fastener. The dress has a jagged hemline slightly longer at the back, forming a fishtail. The dress is fully lined in black silk. The dress is worn with a half-mask made from polycaprolactone, painted metallic silver with a curly upper edge and decorated with silver metallic curled shavings. The matching cuff is also metallic silver, irregularly shaped and embedded with an abolone shell.