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.
Thank you Caboolture Regional Art Gallery for including my video, Turn back the clock, in your summer exhibition – Adorn.
Photo on the left: Deborah Eddy in front of our first poster, designed by Rae Cooper. Guest speakers at our first event – members from the feminist punk band Glitoris. on the right of the photo is Claire Tracey, my co conspirator.
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.
I am very excited to have been successful in attaining a residency at the Feminist Art Collective on Toronto Island, Toronto in May.
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.
Still from performance video. November 2017.