Happily Ever After
Deborah’s artist books are included in
Happily Ever After alternative destinies in contemporary feminine narratives.
Curatored by Caelli Jo Booker and Helen Hopcroft.
john paynter gallery | newcastle NSW 10 June – 26 June 2011
artspace mackay | queensland 22 july – 28 October 2011
‘The exhibition is conceived as an interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, writers and craftspeople invited to work together to create handmade books which explore female narratives within the fairytale genre.
While the classic fairytale ending ‘happily ever after’ envisages a single, finite destiny, the contemporary feminine experience encompasses a multiplicity of roles, expectations, endings, beginnings and relationships. Thus the exhibition theme is probably best conceptualised as a celebration of diversity within destiny, with the fairytale genre used as the narrative vehicle to explore this idea.’