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Gendered (Hi)stories: Female Artists and Dynamics in the Art of Barkcloth Painting

Hermkens, Anna-Karina


This chapter focuses on women and their artwork. The work of women artists may be constrained by various forces, limiting their mobility and also their ability to give voice to their work. In Melanesian societies that have traditionally been dominated by male decision-making and male representations, women have often been prohibited from speaking on behalf of themselves, their families, and the larger community or representing these concerns in art. As I will show, these restraints...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World


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