Thank you to the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, for a wonderful time. I am pictured here with the faculty staff of the Department of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, after presenting my lecture, Funny and Feminist: Performing the Comic Anti-hero. It was one of many great days with staff and students, and I would like to additionally thank the Copyright Agency of Australia for also enabling my visit.
Thanks to Gallery Orange, Bacolod, Philippines for hosting the excellent Regional Art Forum in tandem with the Concurrents exhibition- a group exhibition of artists from various regions of the Philippines and Australia. Congratulations to Nomar Bayog Miano for thoughtfully curating, organising and driving the project, and of course to the University of San Carlos for supporting the initiative.
I had the pleasure of presenting my work in an artist talk on Friday 30 September at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. The students were very considerate and generous and we had some excellent discussions regarding the validity of humour in art as a strategy for social change. Thanks so much for having me!
I premiered a new video, Untitled (walking) (2016) at the PIC Fair, a new initiative by the OK Collective to bring performance, interactive and participatory art to a broader audience. Unfortunately I was away for the event in Melbourne on Saturday 15 October but check out my page on their website and navigate through for more info here.
Untitled (white) 01 (2016) is a finalist in the 2016 M Collection Award, an initiative which I love because a group of women started it as an investment/art collecting group, which then turned into an acquisitive art prize for unrepresented artists. We need more of these savvy art-lovers. The opening night is on Thursday 25 August at Gallery Smith, 170- 174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne. More info at the gallery's website or the M Collection website.
Untitled (home) #3 (2015) is a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Catch the exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from Thursday 18 August until Sunday 2 October. To view works by the 40 finalists and for more information see here: https://gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Art-Prizes/Sunshine-Coast-Art-Prize/Finalists-2016
If you missed the artist talks by Georgia Rae Banks and myself as part of the Femme Fatale exhibition at Arcade gallery, Footscray, you can listen to it at the link below. Georgia Rae Banks speaks eloquently to her work Drip, and I speak about my work Untitled (heel), and in the meantime learn how much I say, "you know"....
Quite by accident I'm in an exhibition called Femme Fatale with artist Georgia Banks at Arcade Gallery in Footscray- and by accident, I mean, making art-life-scheduling decisions after a couple of glasses of wine, whilst on the phone to a friend. And why not? My Untitled (heel) 2015 video gets another outing, the gallery is a wonderful new space and the exhibitions across three spaces all dare to feature women artists (gasp!). So please pop into the Trocadero complex in Footscray (taking in Trocadero, Five Walls Projects and Arcade) Wednesday 29 June until Saturday 16 July and drink in the blood, breast milk, seismic activity and plastic on show. Sans It Boys.
Image: Untitled (heel) (2015). Video Still.
Untitled #2 (fire extinguisher) at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
My Untitled (domestic gestures) series of videos in now showing at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney. The opening provided the perfect excuse to pop up and visit the Sydney Biennale and - why not? - Isabella Blow's clothing collection on view at the Powerhouse. Sydneysiders can head to Waterloo to catch my series at Brenda May Gallery until 9 June- for non-Sydneysiders, please have a look at the exhibition catalogue and information here.
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