Declaring independence: the enduring impact of Judy Chicago's installation artwork 'The Dinner Party' and Kay Lawrence's 'Parliament House Embroidery'

Baguley, Margaret and Kerby, Martin (2010) Declaring independence: the enduring impact of Judy Chicago's installation artwork 'The Dinner Party' and Kay Lawrence's 'Parliament House Embroidery'. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5 (4). pp. 253-263. ISSN 1833-1866

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Abstract

The Bicentenary celebrations which occurred in the United States on July 4, 1976 and in Australia on January 26, 1988 were historically significant, but also provided women with the opportunity to write their history into the narrative of both nations. This paper seeks to provide important insights into two nationally significant artworks which emerged during these periods of national reevaluation and reflection: The Dinner Party (Judy Chicago, United States), exhibited in Australia during its Bicentennial year in 1988 and the Parliament House Embroidery (Kay Lawrence, Australia)created for the opening of Parliament House in Canberra during the same year. A juxtaposition of The Dinner Party and the Parliament House Embroidery will be undertaken in order to examine the two divergent approaches taken by the artists to ascertain the influence of these important national works and their enduring effect on the arts and broader community.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Authors retain copyright. Acknowledgements: The research leading to the publication was carried out whilst a Visiting Fellow, through the inaugural USQ/ANU Research Fellowship, with the Humanities Research Centre, RSHA, Australian National University, Canberra. This research was also supported by an Internal Research Grant Scheme from the Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Depositing User: Dr Margaret Baguley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2010 06:38
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration; women artists; art; craft; feminism; history; education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190504 Performance and Installation Art
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9238

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