The Bendigo Art Gallery has launched an exhibition of Australiana featuring Ken Done paintings alongside works by Tom Roberts and Russell Drysdale.
Australiana stars melted ice cream and a Ken Done doona
Whatever Australiana really is, it’s probably wearing a Ken Done T-shirt.
The artist, whose brightly coloured artworks, clothing and homewares were ubiquitous in the 1980s, features in a new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.
“There weren’t too many things you could buy in those days that said, I live in Sydney or I live in Australia, and it’s a really exciting and interesting place,” Done told AAP.
Australiana: Designing a Nation showcases his 1982 painting Sydney Sunday, as well as one of his classic 1980s doonas, displayed on a single bed.