While not everyone is in a position to own an original artwork, thanks to public exhibitions at regional and state galleries and museums we can all have the experience of viewing art in person.
The artworks on this page were exhibited in Controversy: The Power of Art, curated by Dr. Vivien Gaston at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, June to August 2012. Both works were borrowed from private collectors who were introduced to Dr. Gaston by the artist.
A number of private collectors of Hazel’s work have indicated interest in lending their 'Dooney' to exhibitions at recognised cultural institutions as a way of sharing the experience of these artworks with others.
Curators are invited to email enquiries to email@example.com – the artist will respond and forward information and contact details to interested collectors. Please note that any formal arrangements and insurance regarding artworks borrowed for exhibition are between collectors and the institution.
Related press and exhibition catalogue
Williams, Ruth. "Condom company looks to sexual art to stretch sales", The Age, Business, 9 July 2008 (p. 3).
2012 Holt, Stephanie. "Controversy: the power of art", The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 August.
Alexander, Jane and Gaston, Vivien (curator). "Controversy: the power of art", exhibition catalogue, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2012 (pp. 26-27).
Above: Cowboy Babe Legends by Dooney. Legends condom tin prototype. Hazel Dooney, 2008. High gloss enamel on steel, 7.3cm x 2.5cm x 5.9cm (2.9” x 1” x 2.3”).
Below: Cowboy Babe: All Tied up, Hazel Dooney 2008. High gloss enamel on canvas, 100cm x 150cm (3’3” x 4’11”).