I was sent a letter by Veronica Caven Aldous inviting me to contribute to an exhibition she was co-curating called F Generation.
f generation: feminism, art, progressions is a collaborative platform for exploring contemporary feminism art.
2015 marks 40 years since International Women’s Year in 1975. During that year key feminist art events took place at George Paton Gallery at the University of Melbourne Student Union. These included a pivotal lecture by renowned international artist and theorist Lucy Lippard and the formation of key feminist resources such as Lip magazine and the Women’s Art Register, still in operation in Melbourne today.
f generation: feminism, art, progressions acknowledges and reconfigures this rich history, whilst examining examining contemporary modes of provocation in feminist art practice.
Through an inclusive and generative platform we ask the question ‘How is feminism important to you?’
Co-ordinating Curators: Veronica Caven Aldous, Dr Juliette Peers and Caroline Phillips
Supported by the Victorian College of the Arts Matters of the Body research cluster and the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) via the George Paton Gallery, the Creative Arts Dept and the Wom*n’s Dept.
f generation – Generating critical discourse in contemporary feminist art in Australia in 2015.
More information here
I decided to opened my invitation to a collective I’m in called Art/Mums. We are a group of Melbourne artists and mums/carers who meet to discuss our practice.
I wanted our contribution to be defined by boundaries and guidelines, yet flexible in approach, to fit into and a nod to our different shifts (worker, mother, artist). Our approach was Exquisite Corpse.
Not all Art/mum members participated but the following is a list (in order of contribution) of who did: Clare Rae, Clare Needham (writer and curator), Nina Ross, Tai Snaith, Jessie Scott, Hanna Tai and Claudia Phares.
To view the work we produced in response click here.
The exhibition will open 7 October with performances and a closing celebration on 14 October. For more info visit the website listed above.