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Adelaide Eastley

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Artwork title
Made 2 measure
HSC year
Expressive form
Textiles and fibre
Artist’s statement

Too often society judges women by their size; we are too fat, too thin, too short or too tall. Judged not by who we are but how we appear. We must measure up or face ignominy. As a girl who stands 6 ft tall, measurements and comments have been a regular part of my life.

Collection connections

Investigate how these Adelaide Eastley and Jenny Watson have explored their personal experiences as women in society through their art practice. Consider how each artist has used scale, colour and materials such as textiles to their advantage to explore and reveal a female sensibility.