16 – 27 July 2019
Opening Event: Friday, 19 July,
6pm – 8pm
POP Gallery, Griffith University,
381 Brunswick Street,
Fortitude Valley, 4006.
Tuesday – Saturday,
10am to 4pm.
Image: Deborah Eddy. Copyright of the artist.
The works in this exhibition are acts of ‘Meaningful Mischief’, humorous
craftivisms which comment on women’s unrelenting, thankless and
invisible labour. Statistically women perform the greater amount of
home duties and Deborah Eddy is railing against it. The artist is drawing
on her own lived and inherited domestic experience by making playful
sculptural objects. Her performance work acknowledges that there is a
high likelihood of winding up in an aged care facility after all the domestic
drudgery is left behind. But there is still mischief to be made.
There are three parts to the exhibition; Non-functional kitchenalia,
Non-functional quilts and a video in which Eddy performs. The sculptural
objects are made from building materials, safety equipment, men’s work
clothes and feminine fabrics such as tablecloths. A hi-vis palette draws
attention to the subject matter while the materiality is clearly not what
these objects would normally be made from. The video work, Staying
Alive, speaks of the spark of life that is still within even at this late stage