Author: Deborah Eddy Art

I am a Doctoral candidate at Queensland College of Art. My research is concerned with the visibility/invisibility of aging women. I explore this topic using sculpture and video performances. My main materials are hi-vis work wear and safety equipment.

Trifecta of Feminist Art Exhibitions

I am very proud and happy to be included in three feminist exhibitions which will show over the next couple of weeks and coincide with International Women’s Day.

I have my Non functional Feminist Quilt showing in Sydney for the Herland exhibition at The Women’s Library in Sydney.

I have two works in the Women’s Work exhibition at RQAS.

And finally I have just been included in the Warrior Women exhibition which will show at Imprint Printmaker’s Studio and Gallery.

The Weaver’s Room, Pine Rivers Art Gallery November 2018

I am very pleased and honored to be included in the Pine Rivers Art Gallery summer exhibition – The Weaver’s Room. The works I have exhibited are part of my Non-functional kitchenalia works. The pieces are made from men’s work clothes, safety wear, upholstery fabric and builder’s string.

Deborah Eddy with her work at The Weaver’s Room Pine Rivers Art Gallery

 

Shop ’til the planet drops 2018

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Title: Shop ‘til the planet drops 2018

When I decided to use plastic shopping bags in my artwork in 2017 I began collecting them. Even, to my shame now, ensuring that each time I shopped I chose to use plastic bags.

Before making Shop ‘til the planet drops, I researched the ubiquitous grey shopping bags.  According to Clean Up Australia: “It is estimated that around 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year.” The impact of the bags on our environment is multifarious. Firstly, they take a considerable time to break down, from 20 to 1,000 years. Secondly, being lightweight they float both in the air and in water. If they wind up in our waterways, marine creatures mistake them for food and this is catastrophic for them.  There are many other reasons why we must stop using these bags. Having learnt these facts I stopped immediately and I hope that this artwork will impact on others use of plastic bags.

This artworks speaks of the part women have to play in looking after our environment. Statistically 62% of grocery shoppers are women. If we stop using these bags when we shop, that will send a powerful message that the environment is more important that convenience.

 

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