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Party no.7, Growth, Change, Influence


MacDonald, AL, Party no.7, Growth, Change, Influence, University of Tasmania and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2/5 (2015) [Repeat Exhibition]

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As a parent, observing my child growing up fills me with wonder, but also a sense of loss. Children's birthday parties are important social rituals, and on the surface of things, joyous and festive celebrations of life. However, on another level, they are compelling indicators of time’s inexorable passing. Party decorations, food, gifts, toys and costumes alter each year with the age of the child. Their role extends beyond pure ornament and artifice to become symbolic of a transitory childhood world. Party records the aftermath of the birthday banquet where deflated balloons, limp ribbons, melted ice cream and scattered cake crumbs are all that remain; sad and solitary remnants of another passing birthday and another year of childhood gone.

Item Details

Item Type:Repeat Exhibition
Keywords:contemporary art, photo media, still life, consumption, childhood
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:MacDonald, AL (Ms Anne MacDonald)
ID Code:112624
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2016-11-18
Last Modified:2017-02-06

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