The Tourist Trap, batik by Tony Dyer
The Tourist Trap, batik by Tony Dyer.
1989, batik on silk, etched drawn images stitched onto canvas, collage with azoic and reactive dyes, stitching, vinyl pain, pigment block print, 152 x 152 x 5cm. Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection.
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Tony Dyer is one of Australia's great textile artists. Dyer rose to prominence in the 1980's when textile art courses were being established at art schools across Australia. He became an important influence and teacher during these heady times when textiles were being established as a bona fide field of art practice.
The Tourist Trap features multiple techniques and materials, including complex dyeing, painting, drawing and stitching techniques. The work is a testament to Dyer's technical virtuosity but also captures his enthusiastic uptake of textile techniques to push the boundaries of image making.