Australia 1959 – 1997
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: textiles, linocut and screenprint, handpainted on cotton
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]’.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra