Super happy to be part of the Subterranean Femmes exhibition!
It features 12 amazing female artists who all use street art in their practice. Due to Covid, this exhibition had a few starts and stops, but it finally opened on 3 December 2020, and runs until 29 January 2021.
It is at the longstanding and well loved gallery space (currently called the Dirty Dozen) located under Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Entry is via stairs at Degraves St underpass, or via the centre of any Flinders St Station platform. Please note and my super apologies, that this space is only accessible by stairs.
(This is really shit access for many disabled people, and if you feel so inclined, I encourage you to give feedback to Melbourne City Council 9658 9658)
My exhibition is in one of the 12 large glass window cases built into the walls of this iconic underpass.
It is titled Disabled is not a dirty word. It contains 175 individual linocut based elements!
It builds upon my previous street art work of the past 3 years exploring Disabled Culture. But it was also inspired by the negative impacts that Covid has had on so many disabled people, including myself, as well as the ways that Covid has seen governments, health and disability organisations increasingly use the medical model to manage people with disability, such as describing disabled people with ableist stereotypes such as ‘vulnerable’.
I am also going to be at the gallery on Friday 29 January between 2.30 and 4.30pm. And I am inviting you to drop by and say hello! It has been almost a year since I have seen most people, so it will be amazing to say hello. I will also be talking a bit about the artwork and the importance of practicing Disability Pride. And I will have some pretty gifts for those who can come. Please follow COVID safe behaviour.
Apologies again to those of my community who can't access the space. So here's more photos of my artworks in this exhibition.
This exhibition is open to the public everyday from 7am-7pm.
Here's sneak peak at one of the other artists. This is from Amanda Newman. I love it!