Programme, 'Parramatta Riverside Theatres 1988-1998', Robyn Caughlan, Penrith, New South Wales, 1998
The programme cover artwork was designed by Robyn Caughlan.
Robyn is a prolific artist and designer who has exhibited in many art shows, fashion parades and pageants. Her work has travelled to Saudi Arabia,New York, Las Vegas, Egypt, Auckland, Trinidad, Manila, and Namibia. She was voted Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 1990 and 1991 and subsequently became the director of the Boomalli Gallery, the first Sydney art gallery to be run by Indigenous artists and display work created only by Indigenous Australians. Robyn has painted many murals and has paintings in public collections but she has recently turned to fashion design as her creative outlet. She has been asked to design the Australian National Dress for the Miss Universe pageant for five consecutive years.
Indigenous fashion designers have mostly operated outside the mainstream of Australian fashion. This in itself raises interesting questions about the dynamics of the fashion industry and the interelationship between two distinct cultures that coexist in Australia.
Printed for the Parramatta Riverside Theatres, 1998.