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Mother and daughter (2nd of 4)

Mother and daughter

Painter Jacqueline Fahey focused on the domestic life and relationships of women, including herself. Her unrestrained view of middle-class family life included fighting and drinking, both of which are shown in this 1977 painting ‘Mother and daughter quarrelling’. Domestic life, which had been dismissed as trivial, was an important source of material for feminist artists.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Reference: 83/18
Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Arts and spirituality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/27926/mother-and-daughter (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011