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Sugar & Spice and all Things Nice

November 2, 2011 - November 14, 2011

‘Sugar & Spice and all Things Nice’- is what little girls are made of. Isn’t it?

Pia Larsen presents three works that address notions of ‘liberation’, ageing and self-determination for women today.

‘Girls on Sticks with Spots’ addresses a number of discourses surrounding the sexualised body including Raunch culture which some claim liberates women as sexual beings as they slide up and down poles scantily dressed.

‘Top Hits’ is a freeze-framed game which involves tennis racquets, latex breast casts some filled with tennis balls some empty, as a metaphor for the time and energy women invest in maintaining an ‘ideal’ body.

In the image ‘After Louise’ I carry a polished giant zinc breast shield wearing only floppy ‘playboy bunny’ ears around my neck as a nod to Robert Mapplethorpe’s image of Louise Bourgeois and the playboy bunnies of the 1970’s which I grew up with as symbols of objectified women.

Opening hours
11am – 5pm Saturday 5th & 12th November
11am – 4pm Sunday 6th & 13th November

The gallery is unattended during the week but the work is installed within the space to be viewed from the street outside. 


November 2, 2011
November 14, 2011


13 Gurner Street
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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02 9358 4968