Dirty Women single work   drama   - 50 min, p34
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Louise Bayle sees herself as a sculptor with a hideous piece of public art to live down. The art establishment, however, insists on remembering her only as a painter from the 1970s and a member of the group called the Dirty Women. But that was thirty years ago, and for Louise painting is as dead and gone as the other two original Dirty Women: Vi and Sarah. Now someone has started to revive Louise's 1970s career. The dead and gone, it seems, are still capable of making a mess. On the market, her old paintings are suddenly bringing in big money. Louise is desperate to make one last sculpture, but all she has is a daughter who wants to catalogue her, a shed the Council wants to evict her from, and a graffiti-writer friend who thinks he's the only one ever to fight the filthy capitalists by making art for nothing.' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

Production Details

  • November 2006,rehearsed reading at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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First known date: 2006
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    y Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 11
Last amended 2 Jun 2009
  • ca. 1970
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