Jenny Kee Fashion Collection
A collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archival material relating to Jenny Kee, one of Australia's leading designers, activists and personalities, dating from 1967 to 1995.
Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia's most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee's love of Australia's unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem stone and urban icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Jenny Kee collection documents her life and work over twenty years. It illustrates the evolution of her clothing and textile designs, the creative process behind her designs, the development and management of her retail outlets Flamingo Park and Jenny Kee, the significant role she played in environmental activism in Australia and her public profile as a celebrity artist with-in the advertising industry. The collection not only records Jenny Kee's life and work, but also can be read as a document that charts important cultural changes in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century.
Some items in this collection may be subject to copyright
Archives; Artworks; Clothing; Textiles
Australian fashion; Flamingo Park
Jenny Kee; Linda Jackson
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia