MacDonald, A, Anne MacDonald: Pink & Blue, Artereal Gallery, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, pp. 1-17 (2018) [Published Creative Work]
Official URL: http://artereal.com.au/exhibition/pink-blue/
Exhibition Title: Pink & Blue
The artefacts of material culture are symbolic of our time. Attributing gender specific colours to baby products is not only driven by a desire to increase consumption, but also reflects a conservative pink-blue world view of femininity and masculinity.
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.
|Item Type:||Published Creative Work|
|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, A (Ms Anne MacDonald)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media|
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