Author talk: Punk Girls

Past Event

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Punk Girls

With Liz Ham

Fashion, music and politics collide in this landmark publication by Liz Ham, one of Australia’s most acclaimed female photographers. Included are more than 100 portraits photographed across the country inspired by and referencing the iconic women of punk history, as embodied and re-enacted by those who channel the punk movement in contemporary daily life. Punk Girls is an authentic representation of the punk movement in its many guises with an important focus on the females who inhabit this world.

Join us for this fascinating panel discussion with Liz Ham, Emma Price, founding member of the Kingpins and CoFa lecturer and Ollie Henderson, model, musician and founder of House of Riot.


Liz Ham is a photographer with a body of work spanning more than two decades and the author of the newly released Punk Girls book. Her photographs have appeared in VogueElleRusshOysterDazed & Confused and i-D. In addition to working professionally in fashion editorial and advertising, Ham’s photographs continue to be exhibited and documented, with previous solo and group exhibitions include those at Stills Gallery, Sydney; Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Monster Children Gallery, Sydney; and the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. Her work has been collected by the Australian National Library Archives, The State Library of NSW and The State Library of Victoria.

Emma Price is an artist, curator, publican and creative enabler. A Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of New South Wales’ College of Fine Arts, member of the infamous millennial performance collective The Kingpins and founding co-director of The Bearded Tit, Sydney’s clubhouse for social misfits and artisanal outcasts, both her work and curatorship sit within alternative models of making, collaborative bodies, anti-social practice and making do with what you have, namely arms and legs.

Ollie Henderson is a model, current affairs radio producer, law and journalism student, and the founder of Sydney-based not-for-profit House of Riot, which operates both as a fashion label and social and cultural platform.


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