“Taking Up Space” – Articulate Gallery — March 5, 2015

Opening Friday 6 March, 6-8pm
Saturday 7 March to Sunday 22 March

Articulate Project Space
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 to 5 (unless otherwise stated)

Artists in Taking Up Space: Anka Leśniak, Anke Stäcker, Anne Graham, Barbara Halnan, Che Ritz, Elizabeth Ashburn, Georgina Brinkman, Helen M Sturgess, India Zegan, Janine Bailey, Janine Clark, Jennie Feyen, Jill Gibson, Katya Petetskaya, Lisa Tolcher, Loma Bridge, Rox De Luca, Sarah Fitzgerald, Susan Buret, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Veronica Habib, Victoria Lawson & Vivienne Dadour.

Their works respond to earlier works by: Anne Ferran, Bea Maddock, Cygdem Aydemir, Elena Kovylina, Elzbieta Tejchman, Frances Hodgkins, Grace Cossington-Smith, Hannah Höch, Marisa Merz, Michele Beevors, Nola Farman, Pat Larter, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Rosalie Gascoigne, Rose Anne McGreevy, Rose Nolan, Stephanie Radok, Tracey Moffatt, Pat Hoffie, Vivienne Binns and the anonymous designer of the women’s liberation badge.

In responding to works by Australian women artists, artists in Taking Up Space join the many other exhibitions at regional and university galleries and artist-run spaces in supporting the March 2015 launch of Future Feminist Archive by Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF).

Lisa Tolcher Journey into the Inner Sanctum 2015 (detail)

Artist talks at Articulate on Saturdays 2-3pm
7 March Janine Bailey, Veronica Habib, Jennie Feyen
14 March Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Elizabeth Ashburn
21 March Jill Gibson, Susan Buret

Janine Bailey, a fire fighter, will explain why women fire fighters are paid rank for rank more than men; Veronica Habib will explore dress codes and revealing and concealing the body; Jennie Feyen will look at female sexuality and Butoh Theatre; Phaptawan Suwannakudt, born in Thailand and now living in Sydney, explores the domains women are allowed to occupy in Thailand, in contrast to tattooing and the performance of magic spells, which in the Lanna culture of North Thailand are restricted to men; Elizabeth Ashburn will consider how language in art can be used to stop violence; Jill Gibson, visiting from the UK, will talk about the sculptural free flowing line in direct response to the work of Marisa Merz, who uses readily available materials and combines these with ‘traditional female crafts’; and Susan Buret will talk about how women’s craft, here the handmade rug, can be used as a device for gathering and nurturing.

For more information about Taking Up Space visit the Articulate Blog.