Monday, April 15th, 2019

Produced for the CCP night projection window, That takes balls is a new video work to be exhibited from 1 April  –  2 June 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.

Curator and writer Amelia Wallin produced a poetic catalogue essay to coincide with the exhibition, which you can find here.

Many thanks to the wonderful CCP staff specifically, curator Madé Spencer-Castle and curator for public programs Linsey Gosper for their exhibition support. Linsey and I have worked together to produce a free public event including a Q and A discussion about my work and presentation by Nicole Kalms Director of XYX Lab + Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University to discuss her research on gender and public space.

For more information visit the CCP website.


Cara, Edith, Eden, unnamed, Rhonda, Maddison, unnamed, Kym, unnamed, unnamed, unnamed, Bette, Michelle, Toyah, unnamed, Erana, Jacqueline, Dannyll, Kristie, unnamed, Gayle, Nicole, Julie, Beverley, Mara, Pamela, Fahima, Kristina, Dawn, Mary, unnamed, Samantha, Laa, Nicole, Michelle, Fatima, Amanda, Jan, Larissa, Eurydice, Qi, unnamed, Caroline, unnamed, unnamed, Karen, Cynda, Katrina, Debbie, unnamed, Cecilia, unnamed, Kay, Teah, unnamed, Simone, Katherine, Kerrie, unnamed, Marija, Le Ngoc, Sally, Radmila, Mary, Nowra, Nancy, Amelia, Antonia, Margaret.

69 women were murdered due to violence in Australia in 2018.*

That takes balls is a response to the culture of gendered violence against women in Australia. Presented on CCP’s public-facing Night Projection Window, the work confronts the safety and visibility of women in public space, as well as broader problems of cultural attitudes towards women and girls

*The artist would like to acknowledge the time and research of Destroy the Joint, who count every known death due to violence against women in Australia, verified by police and media reports.