Lodz, Poland born 1953
1980 Royal Visit
1980 Description: tea-towel featuring various Australian animals on a railway station with a train passing
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: textiles, tea towels, screenprint, cotton
Mark Arbuz’s 1980 Royal Visit teatowel uses this ubiquitous souvenir to comment on the visit of royalty as a mere passing train, with so little impact that it is observed only by native animals.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra