Vivienne Binns – ‘Lino, Canberra, tile formation and overlay’

13 Feb 2020

Potter Director Kelly Gellatly shares some insights into a truly unique piece by foremost Australian feminist artist, Vivienne Binns who came to prominence in the 1960s for her brave and sexually explicit works.

Entitled Lino, Canberra, tile formation and overlay, the work that Kelly describes here sees small fragments of found linoleum flooring assembled into a decorative tessellated tile-like formation, which Kelly reads as both a domestic and decorative ode, and an abstract nod to Binn’s beloved local Canberra landscape.

Vivienne Binns
Lino, Canberra, tile formation and overlay 2001
Lino, wood, acrylic
The University of Melbourne Art Collection
© Vivienne Binns / Copyright Agency 2019