Di Holdsworth

Cutting up and reassembling plastic, replica toys from the 1960s, Di Holdsworth subverts the notion of the traditional ‘unattainable' music box ballerina. Navigating the social landscape and its paradigms, she undercuts the idea of women as still objects, positioning the female assemblages to ride animals with 1960s plastic cowboys in an acts that are both whimsical and underpinned by desire.
Di Holdsworth holds a BA & BFA from University of Western Sydney and a Master of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong and was Awarded Australian Post Graduate Award through the University of Wollongong.

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Di Holdsworth, 'The Wager', 2017, music box assemblage, 38 x 38 x 27 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'The Wager', 2017, music box assemblage, 38 x 38 x 27 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Fly me to the moon', 2018, music box assemblage, 13 x 12 x 9 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Fly me to the moon', 2018, music box assemblage, 13 x 12 x 9 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Honeymoon at the Skyway Hotel', 2017, music box assemblage, 35 x 29 x 14 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Honeymoon at the Skyway Hotel', 2017, music box assemblage, 35 x 29 x 14 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Space Oddity', 2018, music box assemblage, 55.5 x 30.5 x 30 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Space Oddity', 2018, music box assemblage, 55.5 x 30.5 x 30 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Love Me Tender', 2021, mechanical assemblage, 42 x 18 x 17 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'Love Me Tender', 2021, mechanical assemblage, 42 x 18 x 17 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'The Goose Girl', 2016, music box assemblage, 29 x 42 x 17 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'The Goose Girl', 2016, music box assemblage, 29 x 42 x 17 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'The Collector', 2018, mechanical assemblage, 17 x 10 x 10 cm

Di Holdsworth, 'The Collector', 2018, mechanical assemblage, 17 x 10 x 10 cm