The f Word – a multidisciplinary project exploring contemporary Feminist Art
Curated by Caroline Phillips
The f Word, Sale
July 19 to September 17, 2014
Catherine Bell, Penny Byrne, Filomena Coppola, Kate Just, Jill Orr, Clare Rae, Elvis Richardson
The f Word, Ararat
August 28 to October 12, 2014
Kate Beynon, 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
For more information on The f Word please click here
This project is supported by:
The Melbourne Social Equity Institute
The Victorian Women’s Trust
and the Victorian College of the Arts Matters of the Body Research cluster
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria
Co-curated with Dr. Louise Burchill
December 9-12, 2-14
George Paton Gallery,
University of Melbourne
This exhibition was presented as part of the Topologies of Sexual Difference Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 December 2014, hosted by The Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT.
In order to think and to experience sexual difference, Irigaray suggests reconsidering the Western tradition’s conceptions of space and time. Conceptual and material practices in sculpture, painting, photography, text and video engage in powerful dialogue with the strategies, metaphors, spaces and places envisaged within and beyond Irigaray’s work to manifest new discourses and expand our ways of seeing and living sexual difference.
Artists (in alphabetical order):
Cherelyn Brearley, Janet Burchill, Virginia Fraser, Helen Johnson, Marina Kassianidou, Utako Shindo Kanai, Danni McCarthy, Joanne Makas, Alex Martinis Roe, Caroline Phillips, Kerrie Poliness, Elizabeth Presa, Julieanna Preston, Grace Pundyk, Tania Smith, Jacqueline Taylor, Terry Taylor, Alison Thomson
Video presentation by Filomena Coppola
Museo Italiano, Carlton
February 26 – April 5, 2014
Featured artists: Filomena Coppola, Laurene Dietrich, Kate Just
Supported by CO.AS.IT, Museo Italiano and the Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Here are some photos from the Technopia Tours Feminist Art Bus.
A big thankyou to Kate Robertson for these great images….
All photos by Kate Robertson
On Saturday MARCH 8, International Women’s Day, Kim Donaldson and Caroline Phillips joined forces to present the
Technopia Tours – Feminist Art Bus
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 (http://www.technoparkstudios.com/). Caroline Phillips’ project The F Word – Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia engages communities and artists through current discourses on art, feminism and exchange.
Special guests included: Laura Castagnini, Ebony Gulliver, Susan Hewitt, Kate Just, Lyndal Jones, Dot Kett, Vicki Kinai
Penelope Lee, Justine Makdessi, Elvis Richardson, Kate Robertson, Nat Thomas, Kalinda Vary, Inez de Vega
The Technopia Tours – Feminist Art Bus is supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and The f Word project and launched the public program of the VCA Research Cluster, Matters of the Body (http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/research/mob)
October 19, 2013
LaTrobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo
Featured a panel discussion with special guests: Juliette Peers, Filomena Coppola and Virginia Fraser
And a workshop with by Inez de Vega:
Supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute as part of The f word project
All photos by Catherine Evans
West Space, Melbourne
September 3 -15, 2012
Curated by Caroline Phillips and Victoria Duckett, this two week residency at West Space brought together a range of contemporary artists, theorists and practitioners. Through workshops, panels, films and food we asked what can we learn from our shared feminist histories and individual subjectivities, and what can emerge from a new dialogue and exchange.
Program of events here
Review by Megan Backhouse in The Age
SYN FM Interview with curators
Wild Vs Man Installation views
Photos by Clare Rae
Goodtime Studios, Melbourne
June 3 – 16, 2012
Catherine Evans, Helen Nodding, Valentina Palonen, Anna Parry, Caroline Phillips, Samantha Scott
Curated by Caroline Phillips
Photographs by Clare Rae
La Trobe Visual Arts Centre
June 16 – July 24, 2011
A group exhibition exploring the ways that contemporary artists experience the body in space. Artists included Timothy Kendall-Edser, Catherine Evans, Mark Friedlander, Kate Just, Caroline Phillips, Clare Rae, Julie Shiels, Inez de Vega.
Curated by Caroline Phillips
Click here for catalogue essay by Caroline Phillips.
Click here for review in Un Magazine 5.2 by Victoria Duckett.
Image by Catherine Evans: Unearthed series 2009, 8×10″ silver gelatin photograph
The Feminist Salon, The Envelope Residency
The West Wing, (West Space Propject Space), Melbourne
May 24 – 30, 2010
The Feminist Salon, The Envelope Residency, was held at The West Wing, a West Space Project Space at Melbourne Central. Co-ordinated by Caroline Phillips and Sarah Lynch the project grew out of our feminist reading group which explored the texts of Luce Irigaray and others. A week-long event – activities including a film night, exhibition of art, video and sound projects, reading library and a lecture by Dr. Louise Burchill on Irigaray’s concept of The Envelope.
Participating artists included:
Sharon Billinge, Dr. Louise Burchill, Angie de Latour, Inez de Vega, Victoria Duckett, Catherine Evans, Janice Gobey, Kate Hodgetts, Kate Just, Anastasia Klose, Sarah Lynch, Caroline Phillips, Hannah Raisin, Caroline Thew, Valentina Palonen, Jane Whitfid.
Many thanks to West Space for their support of this project