Romance of the Swag celebrates the creative life of iconic Australian artist Linda Jackson. An itinerant traveller, Jackson’s work has always drawn inspiration from place from the black opals of Lightning Ridge, to the billabongs and boabs of the Kimberley Coast, to the tropical flora and fauna of Far North Queensland, and the waratahs of the Blue Mountains region.
Romance of the Swag explores four decades of the artist’s practice, charting her travels through painting, fabric, and fashion, all steeped in the symbolism, colours, and textures of the Australian landscape.
‘Linda Jackson is a true Australian icon’, says Sarah Gurich, Director, BRAG. ‘This exhibition spans four decades of her prolific career in a vibrant celebration of colour, fashion, art, and travel. Romance of the Swag encapsulates Linda Jackson’s exuberant spirit, and the seamless connection between place, inspiration, and creation. This is the first exhibition of the artist’s work in New South Wales to explore all facets of the artist’s work including textile design, fashion design, collage, drawing, and painting.’
‘Linda Jackson: Romance of the Swag’ is a BRAG exhibition, curated by Virginia Handmer.
Linda Jackson, Virginia Handmer, Exhibition Curator, and Sarah Gurich, BRAG director, are available to interview.
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