- Hand-coloured black and white and cibachrome photographs
- Purchased, 1985
- 325 x 490mm
Minerva Betts is part of the et al. collective and known mainly for making photographs. For the pagework series, the artist has adorned several snapshots of a female torso with outfits and accessories cut from coloured photographs – adding a pink dress and baby, an authoritative blazer, a wedding dress and bouquet. These collages are then annotated with familiar clichés founded on societal expectations for women. Though central to the drama, the woman herself is curiously absent; subject to, and nearly obliterated by, the needs, desires and opinions of others, her role is seen and directed through their eyes and words.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )