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Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike

Produced at the height of the Indigenous cultural renaissance, Jimmy Pike's designs were vivid, dynamic and groundbreaking in their use of non-traditional colours. Due to his collaboration with the company, Desert Designs, they exploded onto an international stage via high-fashion garments, textiles and furnishings, and represented one of the most successful forays into the intersecting territories of Indigenous art, craft and commercial design to date. This exhibition, 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. Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike is curated by artisan and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.

The Desert Psychedelic exhibition is supported by the Commonwealth, through the Australia-China Council which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Tour Dates 2010

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: 1 January - 7 February Australian Catholic University, Brisbane: 22 February - 28 March

Tour Dates 2011

Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton: 4 July - 31 July Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery: 27 August - 26 October Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Vic: 4 November - 18 December

Tour Dates 2012

Arts Space Wodonga, VIC: 9 January - 25 February Cobb+Co Museum, Toowoomba: 25 March - 9 May Fremantle Prison, WA: 8 June - 19 August Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute: 31 August - 2 December Cowra Regional Art Gallery: 15 December - 3 February 2013

Tour Dates 2013

Bribie Island Seaside Museum: 1 March - 28 April Rockhampton Art Gallery: 12 July - 18 August Caloundra Regional Gallery: 16 October - 1 December Media Enquiries To view a current media release please visit M&GSQ's Media Room


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