The latest Art from the Margins (AFTM) art exhibition challenges the stereotypes of what is considered ‘women’s work’ within the art world.
Inspired AIR exhibition Woven and Tied: Women’s Work?,is a showcase of fibre and textile artworks from Artist-in-Residence Therese Flynn-Clarke and AFTM Outsider Artists: Vanessa Buiskool, Felicity Clarke, Rebekah Copas, Aunty Dawn Daylight, Duane Doyle, Jenny Jump, Aunty Marlene Wilson, Karen O’Neill and Maureen Young.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, the exhibition is the culmination of a mentorship program where artists, using basketry skills and stitching techniques, have explored the stereotypes of what is considered ‘women’s work’ within the art world. Traditional skills have been reinvented and repurposed to make art that is both thought-provoking and challenges notions of the ‘domestic’ and ‘feminine’.
AFTM, a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland, supports, exhibits and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities, or experiencing homelessness and social isolation.
Artworks are on sale at the exhibition.
Official Opening Event / Make and Take art activity session
Saturday 2 March
- 2pm - 3pm: Make and Take session with mentoring artist Therese Flynn-Clarke and AFTM Outsider Artists
- 3pm - 4pm: Welcome to Country by Maroochy Barambah – Songwoman & Law-woman of the Turrbal People. Plus guest speakers, Dr Jennifer Nayler, Principal, Jenny Nayler — learning aJeNcy
International Women's Day morning tea
Friday 8 March
In conjunction with the exhibition, we will be hosting a morning tea for International Women’s Day. Come along and share your memories of making!
This event is FREE - please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (07) 3151 6655
View the exhibition from Monday 4 March – 6 April, Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Inspired AIR has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.