April 27

BACK COMB THE HAIRY MUFF

Hey Folks, here’s another post from the Melbourne fish wives … as we will be intercepting a good few addicts on their way to porno paradise, a warm and wet welcome to all our new visitors. Over and out to Ms Natalie. (db) 

These feminist shows that are all the rage sure pull in the punters.

Just the mention of a hairy muff and every part time art reveller from the past ten years turns up, smile on dial. The crowd last night teemed around the Margaret Lawrence Gallery like a swollen river trying to bust its banks. The Brown Council performed for them, taking turns to change a light bulb and make an accompanying drum roll. The action possibly speaks to pointless bureaucratic rigmarole, Sydney style.

Curator Laura Castagnini created a stir by including 2 male artists and owners of penises, Christian Thompson and Paul Yore in her radical curatorial selection. Men can be feminists too, you sexist bitches!

 Backflip: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art is at the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery till 25 May

Guerilla Girls faux demo

Guerilla Girls faux demo

Brown Council perform

Brown Council perform

Kate Smith and YAZZ Kobayashi (hello Yazz!)

Kate Smith and YAZZ Kobayashi (hello Yazz!)

Anna Daly and Christian Thompson

Anna Daly and Christian Thompson

Sam Loy and Emma Eastwood

Sam Loy and Emma Eastwood

Andy Burford

Andy Burford

Kay Abude

Kay Abude

Victoria Bennett and Clare Rae

Victoria Bennett and Clare Rae

Maxine and Clementine swing

Maxine and Clementine swing

Laura Castagnini, Laura Delaney and Liz Dunn

Laura Castagnini, Laura Delaney and Liz Dunn