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Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 11am to 12pm
Endless Discussions, Ambient Anger and a Primitive Darkroom: Screen-Printing at Sydney's Women’s Warehouse (1979–81) The Women’s Warehouse was a five-story building in Ultimo. For two and a half years, it functioned as a cultural centre for Sydney’s Women’s Liberation Movement. In its dilapidated rooms, women gathered to learn, organise and agitate, filling the house with the sounds of tai chi classes, band practice, discussion groups and silkscreen printing. This talk presents the posters of the Women’s Warehouse Screenprinters, conjuring the heady politics, aesthetics, activities and energy of the era. Join 2015 Nancy Keesing Fellow, Dr Louise Mayhew, for this fascinating discussion. Dr Louise R. Mayhew: Dr Louise R. Mayhew is an Australian feminist art historian and a casual academic at UNSW Art & Design. Her research investigates women-only art collectives and collaboration in Australia. In 2015, she published in Art Monthly, Imprint, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and AM Journal of Art and Media Studies. She was the 2015 SLNSW Nancy Keesing Fellow.