Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Communications and Arts
Education and Arts
Dr. Christopher Crouch
This dissertation addresses the paucity of representation of gender fluid identity within contemporary imagery. An examination of historical and socio-political structures inherent in modern Western society serves as a foundational position for a broader exploration of differently gendered communities globally. The case is made for contemporary art to be encouraged as a tool for the emancipation of subjugated gender fluid identities. Examples of contemporary gender fluid visual art and artists are presented to illustrate the ability of art to enable agency within the broader gender fluid community. Finally, a commentary on my own artwork is presented and discussed in relation to the research and conclusions advanced within this dissertation.
Jackson, Matthew, "Re-presenting gender fluid identity in a contemporary arts practice." (2011). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 430.