Future Feminist Archive Report 2015-16

Future Feminist Archive at The Cross Art Projects - http://crossart.com.au/archive/95-2016-exhibitions-projects/291-future-feminist-archive-report

Future Feminist Archive website - http://www.futurefeministarchive.com.au/

 

Fiona MacDonald – working with Vivienne Binns’ Full Flight (1981-83), Arts OutWest archive and Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Future Feminist Archive Report ended a year-long project for the 40th anniversary of International Women’s Year whereby artists/researchers engaged with regional archives and collections to forge connections between diverse feminist histories and current ideas relating to feminism and archives.

The exhibition Future Feminist Archive Report at The Cross Art Projects (16 April to 7 May 2016) made the project’s findings and speculations physically present. At the end of the exhibition, the Future Feminist Archive Print Folio was distributed to the participating archives and institutions. The Arts OutWest/Bathurst Art Gallery print set was gifted to Bathurst Art Gallery.

The project references and respects our commitment to feminism as a major art movement, a curatorial method and a force for change. These diverse archives reveal extraordinary women such as Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs, Dolly Potter and artist Vivienne Binns and their cultural and human rights monuments: the Aborigines Progressive Association (APA); the Miners' Women's Auxiliaries (wages and conditions); Binns's Full Flight art caravan and the founding of the NSW regional galleries in the early 1980s; Joan Kerr's National Women's Art Project (1995) and today's infamous craftivists the Knitting Nannas. Reviewing the past is a reminder that gender unfairly continues to affect women in the visual arts, as in all other creative areas. The struggle continues / La Lucha Continua.

Artists participating in the exhibition: Alison Alder, Louise Kate Anderson, Mini Graff, Deborah Kelly, Leonie Lane and Jan Davis (Country Women Artists, Northern Rivers Chapter), Fiona MacDonald, Raquel Ormella, Elvis Richardson and Lynette Riley.

 

Full Flight Out West, 2016. Inkjet proof for two-colour screen print, artist proof – edition 30, 40 x 57 cm. Source: Vivienne Binns, Full Flight, 1982–83, Archive ArtsWest, Bathurst.

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

   

Full Flight Out West (Grenfell), 2015
Poster Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm
Source: Participants and contributors to the Full Flight Project sifted from Full Flight newsletters and project documents from Arts OutWest Archive 1980 -1983
Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm

Full Flight Out West (Portland), 2015
Poster Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm
Source: Participants and contributors to the Full Flight Project sifted from Full Flight newsletters and project documents from Arts OutWest Archive 1980 -1983
Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm

Full Flight Out West (Margaret Smith), 2015
Poster Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm
Source: Participants and contributors to the Full Flight Project sifted from Full Flight newsletters and project documents from Arts OutWest Archive 1980 -1983
Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm

Full Flight Out West (On the Road), 2016
Poster Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm
Source: Participants and contributors to the Full Flight Project sifted from Full Flight newsletters and project documents from Arts OutWest Archive 1980 -1983
Inkjet print on archival paper Edition 3 Size: 90 x 138cm

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

 

 

 

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