Technopia Tours, a curatorial initiative of Kim Donaldson, uses the notion of tourism to create new and unexpected realities as it negotiates with place and people through a performative, embodied paradigm.
For IWD 2014, The f Word commissioned Technopia Tours for a special joint workshop-on-wheels event, The Technopia Tours Feminist Art Bus.
Journeying through the CBD and over the West Gate bridge to Melbourne's West, the bus load of artists and art lovers enjoyed feminist talks and performances whilst onboard, with further adventures at key stops en route, at feminist public art works and locations, including Technopark Studios in Williamstown.
Special guest speakers and performers: Laura Castagnini, Ebony Gulliver, Susan Hewitt, Kate Just, Dot Kett, Lyndal Jones, Vicki Kinai, Penelope Lee, Justine Makdessi, Elvis Richardson, Kate Robertson, Nat Thomas, Kalinda Vary, Inez de Vega.
The Technopia Tours Feminist Art Bus Tour was curated by Kim Donaldson and Caroline Phillips.
Image by Kate Robertson
The final year of the The f Word project, 2014 also saw The f Word publication launch and two exhibitions at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale and Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat.
The f Word Sale, July 19 - September 7, featured Catherine Bell, Penny Byrne, Filomena Coppola, Kate Just, Jill Orr, Clare Rae, Elvis Richardson.
The f Word Ararat, August 28 - October 12, featured Kate Beyon, Karen Buczynski-Lee, Destiny Deacon, Laurene Dietrich, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Janice Gobey, Georgia MacGuire, Robyn Massey, Caroline Phillips, Louise Saxton Inez de Vega, Lyndal Walker
Full details of all exhibitions and events here.
This project was supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute
and the ‘Matters of the Body’ Research Cluster at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Curated by Caroline Phillips