Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike

The dynamic, exciting and groundbreaking designs of Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike will brighten up Cobb+Co Museum from 25 March 2012.

Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike celebrates the achievements and designs of one of Australia’s great Aboriginal artists. 

From prison to the world stage, Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike’s story is as dynamic and exciting as his designs.

He grew up in a traditional community in the Great Sandy Desert and it wasn’t until he was imprisoned for an alcohol fuelled crime that his exceptional talent was recognised.

His designs were not only explosive and entrancing, they were also a powerful story-telling tool, enhancing communication between cultures in a subtle but engaging way.

Jimmy Pike died in 2002 but left a legacy of brilliant paintings, prints, textile designs, stories and illustrations.

Desert Psychedelic offers an opportunity to celebrate his achievements, but with its focus on textiles, also acknowledge Jimmy Pike as one of the great Australian textile designers of the 20th Century.

Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike will be on display until 9 May 2012.

The Cobb+Co Museum, celebrating 25 years in 2012, is part of the Queensland Museum celebrating 150 years of collecting and connecting in 2012.

Thanks to the Toowoomba Regional Council entry to Cobb+Co is free to local residents upon presentation of proof of address.

Event Details

25 March 2012 - 07 May 2012