Curated by Susan Charlton.
Sydney Film Festival screening of This Woman is Not a Car, 10.30 am, Saturday 18 June 2017, AGNSW.
For the first time since 1981, audiences in Sydney will have the opportunity to see This Woman is Not a Car, the renowned 1977 series of ceramic Holdens by Adelaide-based artist Margaret Dodd, together with her 1982 film of the same name. Dodd’s audacious film and ‘funk ceramic’ Holdens explore femininity and the maternal, fantasy, humour and the erotic: masculinity, fetishism and violence. Both will be showing at The Cross Art Projects throughout June, along with works from her more recent series, Holden Hypotheses. Dodd is also producing a select series of prints of her 1970s Holden works, especially for the exhibition.
A catalogue of the works on display, and writing drawn from conversation & correspondence with Margaret Dodd, will be launched at the opening event, from 2pm, Saturday 3 June 2017 at the gallery.
This Woman is Not a Car: Margaret Dodd coincides with the cinema screening of the film at Sydney Film Festival, as part of the Feminism & Film program of works from the heady days of the women’s movement in Sydney in the 1970s and 80s. Dodd shot her film in Adelaide, then edited, launched and distributed it in Sydney.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.