Monthly Archives: April 2014

Little Women v Treasure Island: How Ideals of Boys and Girls are Constructed.

In the nineteenth century Alcott and Stevenson created their respective novels Little Women (1868-9) and Treasure Island (1883). Both convey explicit and implicit ideologies concerning gender construction. In the late 19th century ‘domestic novels’ incorporating emphasis on home, character and … Continue reading

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The Hoppings (3)

My photographs documenting ‘The Hoppings’, one of Europe’s largest traditional traveling fun fairs. This began in the late 19th century and has been held annually on the Town Moor, Newcastle Upon Tyne , UK. (none of my photographs are ‘Photoshopped’…..the … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Masked Avengers, Female Fightback for Art

In 1985, a group of New York-based women artists banded together to protest the rampant discrimination in a male curated, male-centric Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) show (where out of the 169 artists represented, only 13 were female). Out of … Continue reading

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Shack Life Photo 4

 

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Shack Life Photo 3

 

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Coast to Coast UK, Cycling for Common Ground

In 2009 a friend and I cycled coast to coast across England, from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire. We did this to raise money for a local asylum seekers charity – Common Ground. The … Continue reading

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Judy Chicago: On Not Denying the Experience and Feelings of Females

In 1979 American Judy Chicago exhibited her ground breaking and iconic (collaborative) installation The Dinner Party (1979), to which the viewer is invited.  Most recognised art over the centuries has been created by men in the West. This is not … Continue reading

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