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RELEASE

Accession ID:

2014.8

Name:

Release

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Roger Kemp

Date:

1985

Description

This work is large woven wall tapestry that is imposing in its proportions. It features brightly coloured geometric shapes, outlined with black. The composition of bright geometric forms demonstrates key elements of Roger Kemp's practice, which were developed early in his career within his figurative work. The colouring is paired with Kemp's signature black outline which he developed early in his career due to a lack of green and white paint during WWII. This work has prompts comparisons to Gothic stained glass windows. It was woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Weavers: Leonie Bessant, Pamela Joyce and Irja West.


History

National Textile Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Donated by CFS Managed Property Ltd. through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. It was originally commissioned by the State Bank of Victoria in 1985 and then sold in 1990 as a fixture of 385 Bourke St, Melbourne, to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In 1999, ownership of the building was transferred to the Commonwealth Property Office Fund, which is owned by CFS Managed Property Ltd.


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