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Title

The song of the skirt , from The D'Oyley Show

1979

Artists

Marie McMahon

Australia

1953 –

Frances Phoenix

Australia

1950 – 2017

  • Details

    Date
    1979
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on thin white wove paper
    Dimensions
    77.1 x 49.2 cm image; 78.9 x 51.2 cm sheet
    Credit
    Purchased 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    175.1981.2
    Copyright
    © Marie McMahon and Frances (Budden) Phoenix with the Women's Domestic Needlework Group

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    Artist information
    Women's Domestic Needlework Group, Sydney

    Works in the collection

    10

    Artist information
    Marie McMahon

    Works in the collection

    26

    Artist information
    Frances Phoenix

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    The Women's Domestic Needlework Group (WDNG) was initiated by artists Marie McMahon and Frances (Budden) Phoenix with the aim of reclaiming the creative, but historically undervalued, practices of embroidery, knitting, crochet, lacemaking and needlework.

    Having amassed over 700 crocheted d'oyleys salvaged largely from thrift shops, the artists researched and documented the D'oyley Archive and in 1979 mounted 'The d'oyley show: an exhibition of women's domestic fancywork' at Watters Gallery in Sydney. Ten screenprinted posters completed by WDNG members and the Earthworks Poster Collective (1972–80) at Sydney University's Tin Sheds Art Workshop acted as both explanation and wall texts for the exhibition.

    Regrettably, the D'oyley Archive was destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1985.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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