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  • Published 20130424
  • ISBN: 9781922079978
  • Extent: 288 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Selected for The Best Australian Essays 2013

FOR NEARLY A decade, my art has been concerned with aspects of female identity and sexuality and the way both are shaped by the expectations of a society drip-fed images of male-idealised female roles through pervasive, unrelenting advertising and entertainment ‘programming’. My images are troublesome, in every sense of the word, because at times they appear to pander to those expectations, which is to say the critical irony that’s intrinsic to them is sometimes mistaken for prurience.

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