Curated by Dr Catherine Bell and including represented artists Helga Groves and Jane Trengove, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and across the country whose work shares an affinity of subject and process. The Devonport iteration runs until 15 March 2020 and will continue to tour nationally through out 2020-2021.
Jane Trengove and Catherine Bell participate in the Care Project Symposium week
Jane Trengove and Catherine Bell recently participated in the interdisciplinary symposium CARE: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism. Trengove and Bell co-presented the session: Whose Voice: Our Voices/Your Voices – Towards an Ethics of Care in Art Practice, alongside Pie Rankine and Susan Long. The symposium was an initiative of Care Project, a research project that explores how care in its many forms represents an alternative ethics to neo-liberalism. It will connect and explore researchers and artists working with care in a number of ways; Care as Relational, Care as Political Labour, Care as Moral Theory, Caring for earth/Country, Art Practice as Care – Care as Art Practice.
Jane Trengove has contributed to the remarkable new publication Queer Objects. The sixty-three chapters in this book consider what makes an object “queer” in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender communities across time, cultures and space. Queer Objects is co-published by Otago University Press, Rutgers University Press and Manchester University Press. It includes objects from New Zealand, Australia, North America, Thailand, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Greece. Italy and Egypt. The book is available at Hares and Hyenas, 43 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.
Helga Groves and Jane Trengove are both included in FEM-aFFINITY, a group show curated by Catherine Bell. The exhibition brings together female contemporary artists from Arts Project Australia and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. In doing so, FEM-aFFINITY seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity. Following its first iteration, the exhibition will tour nationally throughout 2020 and 2021.