"These works carry the subversive and slick trademarks of contemporary consumer culture. Her work comes across as an intense exploration of personal eroticism filtered through a candy-coloured palette… The black lifework is a key factor in the sense of movement Dooney's work achieves. Her studies are juxtapositions of photographs, drowns, whiteout and collage striving for larger-than-life, super-real perfection in an image."
– Ashley Crawford, “Hazel Dooney: Self v Self”
Crawford, Ashley. "Hazel Dooney: Self v Self", The Sunday Age Agenda, 26 September 2004 (p. 21).