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On top of old faithful Theme: At Ease

Artist: Margaret DODD
Birth/Death: 1941

Title: On top of old faithful

Credit Line: Purchased 1972, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

In her ceramic sculptures Margaret Dodd playfully claims for women one of the most celebrated symbols of masculinity in Australia, the Holden car. The FJ and FX Holdens of the early 1950s become a metaphor for the female body, for male and female relations, and for women’s political concerns during the 1960s and 70s period of second wave feminism.

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