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Ashleigh Millward Still life inception

Work by Ashleigh Millward
Work by Ashleigh Millward

My work, Still life inception, represents the forgotten social attitudes and values of 1950s culture. I display the high expectations and restraining rules placed on women in this era through my ceramic 3D still-life kitchen, supposedly where women ‘belonged’. Each historical resource I encountered revolved around women and their domestic lifestyle, making the inequality of women in the 1950s evident. I have an appreciation that modern society does not work like that anymore, yet the fact that our generation is unaware of these inequalities needed to be made clear.

Influencing artist: Juan Gris

School

Bowral High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Ashleigh Millward
Work by Ashleigh Millward
Work by Ashleigh Millward
Work by Ashleigh Millward
Work by Ashleigh Millward