f generation: feminism, art, progressions is a collaborative platform for exploring feminism in contemporary art.
2015 marks 40 years since International Women’s Year in 1975. During that year key feminist art events took place at George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne Student Union. These included a pivotal lecture by renowned international artist and theorist Lucy Lippard and the formation of key feminist resources such as Lip magazine and the Women’s Art Register, still in operation in Melbourne today.
f generation: feminism, art, progressions acknowledges and celebrates this rich history and welcomes contemporary voices into the dialogue, through a grass-roots, inclusive and generative forum and art event.
An exhibition that reconfigures the feminist history of George Paton Gallery and examines contemporary modes of activism and provocation through the question "How is feminism important to you?".
Over 80 respondants contribute their thoughts and images, across diverse practices including photography, sculpture, text, video, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, artist books and performance.
With a public event program of workshops, performances and discussion.
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WHEN: October 7-16, George Paton Gallery
WHERE: Union House, University of Melbourne, Parkville
Project curators – Veronica Caven Aldous, Dr Juliette Peers and Caroline Phillips