Join a participatory performance with Feminist Colour-IN, outdoors, on the ACCA Courtyard. You will be invited to colour in a large-scale drawing, while listening to feminist texts read by artists and thinkers throughout the afternoon.
Speakers include: Katie Sfetkidis, Sophie Knezic, Juliana Espana-Keller, Meredith Rogers, Caroline Phillips, Margaret Mayhew, Anna Hickey-Moody, Suzanne Davies, Elizabeth Gower, Virginia Fraser, Molly George, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Vanessa Godden, Indira Shanahan, Su Yang.
Feminist Colour-IN is a critical fusion of colour, consciousness-raising, micropolitics, mindfulness and sit-in. It aims at opening your senses to the immediate environment and synthesising sensations, conceptions and thinking.
Feminist Colour-IN is brought to you by artists Kim Donaldson and Kaisa Kontturi. It degan in 2016 as a series of performative events focused on feminist activism. Since then this project has been to Adelaide, Byron Bay, Melbourne, as well as Jyvaskyla, Finland and Warsaw, Poland
Dr Kim Donaldson has a practice that incorporates writing, drawing, painting, video, installation, performance and curatorship. In 2008 she established Techno Park Studios in Melbourne’s industrial west and in 2011 she began to develop its mobile arm through Technopia Tours with the presentation of projects internationally. Donaldson is a Senior Lecturer in the Art School of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne.
Dr Kaisa Kontturi is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Turku, Finland and a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. Kontturi specialises in material-relational theories of art and the body with an emphasis on curating, craftivism, fashion and fabrics. Kontturi co-chairs the New Materialism Embracing Creative Arts working group (COST action IS1307) and is affiliated with Senselab (Montreal, Canada) and Contemporary Culture, Arts and Politics research group at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Kontturi is currently completing her book ‘Way of Following: Art, Materiality, Collaboration’ as part of the Immediations series published by Open Humanities Press.