Call Out: Full Flight participants, 1980-1983 — July 15, 2015

Future Feminist Archive brings together a cross-section of people in communities across NSW to  to discuss ways to create connections between local archives and local feminist histories. Led by community members and archive specialists it aims to consider ways of recovering archives that have been forgotten. It explores new relationships between archives and feminism.

Future Feminist Archive Seminar and How to DAAO Workshop at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Saturday 18 July 2015 included presentations by Sarah Gurich, curator BRAG, Fiona MacDonald, artist, Tracey Callinan, Arts OutWest, Gillian Fuller, UNSW (NIEA, Art & Design), Eric Riddler, AGNSW Archive and Jo Holder, CAF.

Fiona MacDonald, who is well-known for her installations of bodies of work that draw on local cultural traditions, is researching Viv Binns’s ‘Full Flight’ (1981-82) as a feminist prototype for contemporary participatory practices.

Fiona MacDonald, Arts Caravan, 1982 and 2016. Archival collage and digital print, 2016. Working with Vivienne Binns, Full Flight, 1982 to 83, Archive ArtsWest, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst

If you are one of the participants whose names appear in Fiona’s “call out” below, then FFA wants your art historical musings. Note that one of your colleagues is the New York feminist writer and curator Lucy R. Lippard who spent a weekend at Lake Cargelligo in the Arts Caravan – see the ‘Lake News’ for full coverage and Lippard’s ‘Get the Message. A Decade of Art for Social Change’ (1984).

True to the spirit of the Arts Caravan, the FFA Seminar and Workshop is Free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided.