Curated by Caroline Phillips and Victoria Duckett, this two week residency at West Space brought together a range of contemporary artists, theorists and practitioners to explore feminist art today. The project was the first step towards the realisation of THE f WORD, which toured regional Victoria in 2014, using Judy Chicago’s iconic feminist work The Dinner Party (1974–1979) as a starting point for research and dialogue.
Knitting Circle with Kate Just // 6 September, 6–8pm
For experienced knitters, please bring along a piece you are working on, to knit and talk with others. If you are just a beginner, you are welcome to come and learn some simple skills, BYO wool, 6–8 ply and needles minimum 4mm size.
Imaging Her World: Feminist Visions // 7 September, 6–8pm
West Space and OtherFilm will co-present Imaging Her World: Feminist Visions, a screening dedicated to feminist experimental film and women’s cinema. The films will all be screened in 16mm. Projectionist Marcia Jane.
Feminist Forum Day // 8 September
11am–1pm: Dialogues in 1970s feminist art. Guests: Dr. Kate MacNeill, Juliette Peers, Virginia Fraser and Stephanie Alexander.
Lunch: donated by Moroccan Soup Bar.
2–4pm: Where we are now? Guests: Dr. Anne Marsh, Victoria Bennett, Hana Assafiri, Lyndal Walker.
Her Humour: Sex and Satire in Contemporary Victorian Art // 13 September, 6–8pm
Speakers: Laura Castagnini, Catherine Deveny, Inez de Vega, and Victoria Duckett.
Time Capsule: Film Program // 15 September, 2–4pm
Program of short films made in Australia and the US between 1969 and 1976 during a historical moment when sexism, ‘sexual liberation’ and feminism collided and feminism got the upper hand. Curated by Virginia Fraser. View film program.
Festival of short and girlies to pique interest in feminism by Megan Backhouse // The Age (5 September)
Get Cereal // SYN Media radio interview with the curators (29 August)