Tamsyn Rose Lamond
Newtown High School of Performing Arts
The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
My body of work explores the way in which women are often taught to adhere to certain societal rules and gender stereotypes. The work represents traditional and outdated gender roles of women as picture-perfect housewives, hostesses and mothers. These stylised, exaggerated images are coupled with narratives that echo the submissive attitudes and language of female etiquette handbooks. The book which accompanies the large digital prints again mimics vintage etiquette manuals, exhibiting the raw and untold story of a generation of women hidden by a facade of pink perfection.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between The New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority in association with Hazelhurst Arts Centre.