Social Dress

Social Dress

Description

QUOTES FROM “THE YEAR OF APOLOGY” catalogue
BY FRANCES BELLE PARKE

Dickens Says: “the three elements in this body of work are: derogative names, storytelling newspapers, and wholesome dollies. I found the 1920?s and 1930?s newspapers under the lino in my grandparents bedroom. the stories tell of the real and unreal parts of history. the dollies reflect the social norm of the fit and proper, rich or poor, pretty and respectable in Australian homes. I have added my own touch to the iconic doily, working in the harsh reality of Indigenous history.”

Private collection

Artwork Details

  • Collection:
  • When was this created: 2006
  • Width: 45cm mm
  • Height: 35cm mm

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