DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
Kerry GILES (Kerwingie) | The Piece

GILES (Kerwingie), Kerry
Australia 1959 – 1997
The Piece 1993
linocut and screenprint, handpainted on cotton
145.0 (h) x 670.0 (w) cm
Purchased 1994
NGA 1994.1078
VIEW: Article |

In 1993 Giles produced The Piece – a horizontal length of fabric comprising linocut and screen-printed stencils overlaying hand painted cotton, which was created at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.

The artist stated: ‘my designs are inspired by the environment on the Murray River and the Coorong, to draw attention to the [native] flora and fauna that is slowly but surely becoming extinct [through environmental degradation]’.

NGA Home | Introduction | Gallery | Search | Essays | Previous