I'm a freelance writer living in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. I study creative writing and film and tv.
Pinkification - Let's Think Outside The Colour' is an impressive and thought provoking art exhibition centred around the representation of women in society. It features artwork from local and international artists, all of which are women, who each offer a unique perspective on this representation.
There are a range of different works in many different mediums; there are canvas paintings, photographs, video-art installations, and much, much more. One of my favourites was a mosaic of pictures, newspaper clippings and book excerpts that by themselves may not be all that interesting, but displayed together and given a feminist reading, they gain a wealth of new meaning. This is just one of the very fine pieces of art on display at the Tidy Art Space in Woolloongabba.
You can come along and just appreciate the art if you like, or, if you want more than that, you can pick up the complimentary exhibition guide containing statements on each piece of work by the artists themselves. And, if you're lucky, the artist might actually be there to talk directly with you about their artwork.
Pinkification' is an initiative of the QUT Women's Collective and it is a free exhibition, however, donations are welcome, and will help the Women's Collective to run similar events in the future.
Many artworks are actually for sale, so if you see something you really like, and you have the money, there's a good chance you can hang it on your wall.
But more than the money, it's about the message of the exhibition, and of each piece of artwork itself. The message is strong and important. And the fact that this is a free event means that there is absolutely no reason for you not to go.
The exhibition is on from now until the 20th of October. Below is a list of all the artists with pieces in the exhibition:
Sofia & Jakob Anckarsvärd Natalie Symonds Christina Kerns
Tamsin-Edwards Francis and Pirrin Francis
Genine Marie Larin
Zoe Mary Trevethan
The exhibition was curated by Jenna Baldock, Arika Crotty, Rebecca Daynes, Jen Embelton, and Jane Martens.