Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Art and Design

First Advisor

Sloboda, Stacey


This thesis examines the role of queer Australian artist David McDiarmid and his negotiation of the tensions prevalent in late-1970s queer culture through his piece, Man Quilt (1978). This paper argues that McDiarmid utilized the queer hand in relationship to materials and process to craft and object of resistance to social hierarchies and the effects of late capitalism.




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