Peter TULLY, Australian fetish Enlarge 1 /1


Lorne, Victoria, Australia 1947 – Paris, France 1992

Australian fetish 1977 Description: necklace
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: jewellery, necklaces, coloured acrylic, coloured oil paint, wood (gumnuts), metal

Dimensions: length 37.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Crafts Board Collection donated by the Australia Council 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1653.A-C
Subject: Collection: The Crafts Board of Australia Council collection of Australian and International decorative and design arts, acquired 1982.
Image rights: Courtesy of copyright owner, Merlene Gibson (sister)

Peter Tully’s ‘urban tribalwear’ body ornaments drew from the street and Gay subcultures that began to energise the inner cities in the 1970s.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra