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Margaret Dodd: New Acquisitions

This display features Margaret Dodd’s avant-garde ceramic Holden sculptures and her iconic film This Woman is Not a Car, alongside related works by her contemporaries.

First exhibited at AGSA in 1977, Margaret Dodd’s avant-garde series This Woman Is Not a Car shaped a period of revolution in Australia. The series - consisting of a film and ceramic Holden sculptures dressed as babies, mothers and brides - blends reality with fantasy in a critique of modern Australian society. This display celebrates the enduring significance of Dodd’s pioneering vision and the Gallery’s recent acquisition of this major body of work. It includes Dodd’s sculptures, film, costumes and props, as well as prints and photographs made by the artist’s contemporaries, Doug Nicholas, Jan Mackay and Clay Glen. On display in Gallery 17.

This exhibition is part of the 2020 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

image caption: Margaret Dodd, Australia, born 1941, Holden with hair curlers, from the series This Woman is Not a Car, c.1977, St Peters, Adelaide, earthenware, 20.5 x 40.0 x 18.0 cm; Catherine G. Brown Bequest 2018, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Margaret Dodd, photo: Saul Steed.
Margaret Dodd: New Acquisitions
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