04 FEB - 08 MAR 2021
Digital Exhibition with online video tour
Wyndham Art Gallery - 177 Watton St. Werribee, VIC 3030
PINK, A hue where feminine and feminism collide.
Featuring artwork by Anastasia Klose, Trace Lamb, Lola-Mae Pink, Maja Malou Lyse & Arvida Byström, Honey Long & Prue Stent, Jessie Adams and curated by Caroline Esbenshade.
Presented in the lead-up to International Women’s Day this exhibition explores the use of pink and other feminine motifs in creative practice by women. Once maligned for being girly and diminutive, pink is reclaimed and presented in hues ranging from hot pink to millennial with works exploring the social, biological and performative intersections of colour in practice.
Intended as a platform for dialogue, PINK explores where the combination of second wave feminism and neo-liberal feminism has brought womxn artists today. Covering a range of mediums and approaches the pieces in this show present a variety of creative practices and approaches to feminist narratives, each using pink as an element to strengthen their work, not minimise it.
Public Programing [Go Deeper]:
Artist in Conversation with Prue Stent & Honey Long, Anastasia Klose and moderated by Dr Hannah McCann.
Collaboration, performance, and femininity - Honey Long, Prue Stent and Anastasia Klose talk all things pink and feminism with Dr Hannah McCann in a dialogue that searches for an understanding between art practice, academic research and lived experience to find out – where is feminism now?
PINK Photo Booth
Presented as part of PINK, local artist Ceardai Demelza created an underwater world where Denise (they/them) a pygmy seahorse, male and pregnant, lives. Pygmy seahorses mimic the colour of the coral they live on; like all of us, Denise has adapted to fit into their environment. Participants were able to explore Denise’s pink-hued coral home and have their photograph taken by a professional photographer.
To learn more about Ceardai Demelza and her work visit here.
Image credit: Miss Spring 1883 (2016) by Anastasia Klose, photo courtesy of the artist.
©2022 Caroline Esbenshade