She Feels, She Sees, She Makes
17 – 28 July 2018
Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
Curated by Carol McGregor
Paula Payne, Debbie Taylor Worley, Glennys Briggs, Kim Ah Sam, Carolyn Stubbin, Susan Gourley
Speaking through the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, this group of artists harness the power of cross-cultural dialogue to explore the nurturing and regenerative powers of the feminine aspect of humanity. This comes as a direct response to current hierarchical systems of power belonging to the patriarch. Here, ideas relating to myth, race, gender, empowerment, ancestry, scarification of country, spirituality, fertility, history, colonialism, ecology, identity, as well as sense of place and belonging through storytelling, are explored through a multitude of motifs, iconography, metaphors and allegories.
By translating these social, cultural, political and environmental references into a visual aesthetic, She Feels, She Sees, She Makes navigates cross-cultural terrains through the legacies of colonialism. Thus, seeking different ways to reimagine and reinterpret ourselves through the feminine aspect, as experienced through this cultural diversity.