Greg Weight and Margaret Dodd

In the article that follows, Australia's foremost professional photographer of artists Greg Weight discusses his meetings with ceramic sculptor and film-maker, pemakaman san diego hills Dodd. Born in Berri, South Australia in 1941, this slight, diminutive female generates robust, muscular sculptures of cars, that somehow combine both a feminine aesthetic and a masculine heft. Her 1st solo exhibition was at the Memorial Gallery, University of California 1968. She lives and functions in Adelaide and was also the writer and director of the film This Female Is Not AN AUTOMOBILE which became a pivotal film in the Australian feminist film function of the 1970's. -I saw Margaret Dodd's ceramic FJ Holdens in the 1970s when they became popular, each use its own personality as in Wedding Holden and Grassed Holden. Margaret required this Aussie icon off the roads and into our hearts and living rooms. It was a satisfaction to finally satisfy her in 1998. Through the same calendar year I photographed Margaret in a cave, which she said sensed like being in a car, and she told me that for her there is certainly something primitive about vehicles, they are -like caves on tires, somewhere safe and relatively private-. Two years later on, in Adelaide, Margaret required me up the Adelaide Hills to start to see the Fossil, a life-size car sculpture position in the lands of the National Electric motor in Birdwood. This monumental work was built on site in cement, with moulds for the rocks taken from the cliffs at Interface Willunga. The automobile fossil was hand-formed by the artist in mesh metal and protected with reinforced fibreglass cement. It required 1 . 5 years to build.- Greg Pounds is well-known for his photographs of Australian artists and while he is preparing another volume, his iconic first quantity, a handsome folio sized picture publication called Australian Artists, remains a seminal text message in Australian artwork libraries. Few copies remain, but it may be found on Ebay. Original editions can be bought from and , an online site that specialises in Australian sound recordings by ionic actor Jack Thompson and great Australian books and artwork. Greg Fat Margaret Olley Australian Performers Margaret Dodd