Flowering Gums Panel Skater Dress
Contemporary Aboriginal art, Italian fabrics and you- amazing!
Our skater dresses have been updated with a superior fit, using true luxury Italian lycra that shapes the body without constraining it. Super feminine and playful, this gorgeous dress features a colourful print by Aboriginal artist Holly Sanders.
Other features include UPF50+, resistance to chlorine, suntan creams and oils. Front scoop neckline with an unhemmed skirt finishes the look.
Style: Skater Dress
Fabric: 210gsm Italian Lycra® 82% Polyester, 18% Elastane
Washing: Cold hand wash
Story: Flowering Gums
Artist: Holly Sanders
‘Flowering Gums’ | Acrylic on canvas | 1m x 1m
This piece represents Eucalyptus flowering blossoms on Country. During summer, colour explodes from gum nuts like fireworks on these beautiful trees. The Eucalyptus is an important tree for Bundjalung people due to its many uses, such as the leaves used for body pains, fevers and chills and the bark and wood to make coolamons, canoes and shields. Many Eucalyptus trees on Bundjalung Country still bear the scars of Aboriginal people’s use over many generations.
Holly Sanders is a proud Aboriginal Bundjalung woman who is currently residing on Yuin Country, South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.
The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture.
Full bust measurement in centimetres.