LIP Anthology Forum

Posted on May 13, 2014
LIP Anthology Forum

Tomorrow night I am going to be speaking at the LIP Anthology Forum, about the contemporary lens through which we look at feminist art history- a lens, I argue, marked by irony and (perhaps misguided) nostalgia. There’s a fantastic line-up of speakers whom I am honoured to be speaking alongside, in the salubrious surrounds of ...

Masters thesis = Submitted!

Posted on May 2, 2014
Masters thesis = Submitted!

Today I submitted my Masters of Art (Art History) thesis! The title is ‘Parafeminism’ and Parody in Contemporary Art,’ and here is the abstract: Humour is a pleasurable and productive strategy for feminist artists; however, its role within feminist practice has received limited scholarly attention in the last two decades. The most recent study on ...

Transgressive Teaching at Sydney College of the Arts

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

I’m headed to Transgressive Teaching at Sydney College of the Arts, an initiative of Sydney College of the Arts Contemporary Art + Feminism research cluster. Transgressive Teaching is a free workshop with leading feminist scholars and artists exploring how to teach feminism and how to teach in a feminist way. I am presenting a video ...

India..

Posted on Feb 6, 2014
India..

I’ve just spent a month in India, and was completely awed by the spectacular landscape, fascinating culture, delicious food and, of course, invigorating contemporary art discourse.The first three weeks were spent holidaying in the South with my partner, and staying with her family in Jaipur, before meeting up with the VCA School of Art inaugural ...

AAANZ Conference

Posted on Dec 2, 2013
AAANZ Conference

Image: Mika Rottenberg, “Mary’s Cherries,” 2004 I’m excited to be speaking at the annual Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) conference this weekend, which is being hosted by the University of Melbourne (VCA and Art History), the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT. This year’s conference will focus in the theme of interdisciplinarity ...

Melbourne Now countdown – day 35: Richard Lewer

Posted on Oct 18, 2013
Melbourne Now countdown – day 35: Richard Lewer

I’ve also interviewed Richard Lewer for the NGV blog. Link: http://blog.ngv.vic.gov.au/2013/10/18/melbourne-now-countdown-day-35/#.UmSKX_lmh8E

Melbourne Now countdown – day 60: Lou Hubbard

Posted on Sep 24, 2013
Melbourne Now countdown – day 60: Lou Hubbard

My first post for the NGV Blog is up- an interview with Melbourne Now artist Lou Hubbard. Link: http://blog.ngv.vic.gov.au/2013/09/23/melbourne-now-countdown-day-60/

On women’s work and Mika Rottenberg, by Linda Williams

Posted on Sep 17, 2013

I’m currently writing my second chapter of my MA thesis chapter, in which I’m looking at notions of the female grotesque and carnivalesque in Mika Rottenberg‘s video installation “Mary’s Cherries”(2004). Today I came across this beautiful quote today by Linda Williams, in her essay “On Squeeze,” which I wanted to share because I think it ...

Memory Screens at ACMI

Posted on Sep 13, 2013
Memory Screens at ACMI

As part of CHANNELS: The Australian Video Art Festival, I have co-curated (with Eugenia Lim) Memory Screens; an evening of on-and-off camera live performance at Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI). We have commissioned three contemporary artists – Hannah Raisin, Salote Tawale, and Emile Zile – to reimagine, recreate or reperform an artwork from ...

Adam John Cullen at Westspace

Posted on Sep 1, 2013
Adam John Cullen at Westspace

Today I saw this incredible show by Adam John Cullen at Westspace, called Lumped Together. Cullen has an uncanny approach to materials, juxtaposing sacks of concrete with flat surfaces and meticulously crafted marble pedestals, that somehow manages to anthropomorphize cold hard lumps of stuff. Link: http://adamjohncullen.com/2013/05/10/up-coming-shows/