This solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures illuminates traditional kitchen labour as a mainly female activity and in doing so attempts to provoke impetus for change through challenging society’s acceptance of this traditional role. Ironic text embedded into the ceramic sculptures is drawn from Mrs Beeton’s Cookery Book, (c. 1919) and refers to the continuing domestic labour of women today. Assemblage pieces exhibited: (1) Kitchen Advice ; (2) Labour Saving Devices ; (3) Housework ; (4) The Housewife ; (5) Good Cooks ; (6) Labour Saving Devices II ; (7) Meat Beef Veal ; (8) Culinary Utensil ; (9) Multi Wonder ; (10) Household Hints ; (11) The Art of Using Up.
[Exhibition]. Abode. (John Miller Galleries, Newcastle, NSW 23 March - 16 April, 2004)