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
Tour Dates 2011
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