Contributors: Rebeka Axon, lynn mowson, Rosa Voto Ustrale, Alessandra Barone, Fiona Haasz, Jessica Lovell, Kaitlyn Elsegood
This project brings together a group of woman who have stitched, sculptured, drawn, collected and shared stories of vulvas; stories which are personal, social, humorous, cultural, historical and deeply political.
The initial framework, so to speak, was the embroidery hoop; using any media the artists were to constrain their works to this object. The hoop functions as an homage to the ‘craft’ of feminist art practices, crafty women, sewing circles and female spaces. The hoop served to keep us centred, to circulate our thinking, as we met to laugh, drink, eat and discuss our feminist foremothers, contemporary body art, blogs, sites, words, language and performance.
As these discussions spiraled outwards the hoop has, for some, been discarded as a physical object, however it has remained our collaborative methodology.
Presented by the launching pad, 781 High Street, Thornbury.
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