MacDonald, AL, Pink & Blue (bunnies no.1) 2017, Jospehine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Home of the Arts (HOTA), Surfers Paradise, 2/5 (2018) [Repeat Curated Exhibition]
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Official URL: https://hota.com.au/gallery/josephine-ulrick-and-w...
Gender colour coding in the nursery and the toy store may seem cute and innocent, but by establishing gender binary stereotypes we are drawing clearly defined parameters for girls and boys. Dividing children into pink and blue limits possibilities undermines freedom of individual expression, and creates conflict for those who do not easily conform to these simplistic and arbitrary codes.
Pink & Blue aims to raise questions about gender coding through the evocation of a child’s bedroom at night; where darkness creates a sense of isolation, and even the cutest and cuddliest toys seem spookily sad and alone.
|Item Type:||Repeat Curated Exhibition|
|Keywords:||art, photography, still life, childhood, material culture, gender colour coding|
|Research Division:||Creative Arts and Writing|
|Research Group:||Visual arts|
|Research Field:||Fine arts|
|Objective Division:||Culture and Society|
|Objective Field:||The creative arts|
|UTAS Author:||MacDonald, AL (Ms Anne MacDonald)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media|
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