Not on display
- Margaret Harrison born 1940
- Watercolour, coloured graphite and graphite on paper
- Support: 518 × 637 mm
frame: 626 × 871 × 30 mm
- Purchased 2008
Harrison was one of the founders of the Women’s Liberation Art Group in 1970. She explores gender identity and stereotyping as well as broader issues affecting women such as equal pay, homeworkers’ rights, domestic abuse and rape. In these works the artist uses humour to explore male preoccupations, the way the media portrays women, and pop art. Harrison describes them as ‘anti-pornographic’ because they were drawn by a woman. They were first shown in a solo exhibition in 1971 that was closed by police after one day for being ‘indecent’.
Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early …