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Musings on the man who was the author's father from a multicultural perspective.
Exhibition review Fremantle Print Awards
8 September - 15 October 1995
Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Published March 1996
What is the phallus?
Masculinity continues its argument with itself, quizzical at its self-propelled self-assertion. But in asserting aggression the pain is not just experienced in the victim. For even in the crudest acts of coitus, for a moment, the raper becomes the raped, he is tied by his penis and his balls into an abomination.
Using illustrations from a technical manual of the 1940s `the author examines the working male figure in popular iconography focusing on masculine representation in the visual arts and its link to the means of production.
Exhibition review Mail Order (for Women): Di Barrett
14 Sept - 8 October 1995,
EAF [Experimental Art Foundation]
Adelaide, South Australia
What boys give up to become men is all contained in this photograph...
The images are selections from a body of work called flamingharlots@trashed, created by Sydney based photographer Natalie Lowrie. The images, digitally retouched photos of Natalie's circle of friends and acquaintances were exhibited at the Polymorph Gallery at Newtown.
Exhibition review I won't wish I will: Pippin Drysdale
28 September - 8 October 1995
The Door Exhibition Space Fremantle, WA
Harry's work immediately identifies the object as a site of meaning. It is fair to say that Harry is strongly opposed to any restriction or taboo upon what he may represent, particularly from the arena of representing the female object or gender.
We collage, genderbend, cross dress and polymorph exquisite corpses out of media and advertising personalities, then use them as fantasy aids in the cause of our mundane desires.
Exhibition review Recent Work: Hossein Valamanesh
4-29 October 1995,
Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide SA
Images and text by Mark Thomson from his recent book 'Blokes and Sheds'.