March 11

TECHNOPIA TOURS, FEMINIST ART BUS

Vicki Kinai

Vicki Kinai

A workshop on wheels

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, a group of us boarded a bus and had a Conversation about Feminism. A workshop on wheels, the attention to detail of organizers Kim Donaldson and Caroline Phillips provided those lucky enough to book a seat a dynamic program of talks, visits, performances and photo ops. Demand outstripped supply to the extent that 4 bus loads of Feminists could have been booked and still punters would be left on the curb. We visited the public sculpture the Great Petition, and heard the story of its making from artists Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee. Then it was on to Techno Park Studios, the Gallery/Studio complex owned and run by Kim Donaldson. Here Elvis Richardson talked us through her CoUNTess blog project. We discussed female representation in the art scene whilst sipping bubbles and partaking in the restorative sugar high of home made nipple cakes. On the way back into town for Kate Just’s Banner Walk we experienced mild directional issues until someone decided to dispel the myth that women can’t read maps.

 Techno Park Studios

The Feminist Art Bus was supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and VCA Matters of Body Research Cluster.

Nat Thomas,  Melbourne

Technopia Tours, Feminist Art Bus

Technopia Tours, Feminist Art Bus

Penelope Lee and Susan Hewitt discuss the Great Petition

Penelope Lee and Susan Hewitt discuss the Great Petition

Art Lover

Art Lover

contemplating the Great petition

contemplating the Great petition

Papparazzi

Papparazzi

next generation feminists

next generation feminists

Caroline Phillips

Caroline Phillips

Mark Hislop and Lizzy Newman

Mark Hislop and Lizzy Newman

Kim Donaldson introduces CoUNTess

Kim Donaldson introduces CoUNTess

Great Petition

Great Petition

half time nipple cakes

half time nipple cakes