february, 2021

04feb9:30 am5:00 pmEye to Eye Exhibition (4 Feb - 20 March)


Event Details

‘Good Mirrors are not cheap
it is a waste of time hating the mirror
or its refection
instead of stopping the hand
that makes glass with distortions
slight enough to pass
– Good Mirrors are not cheap, Audre Lorde, 1970
Eye to Eye examines 46 years of womanhood through the lens of artists Julie Millowick OAM and Jody Haines.
The year 1975 was a significant year for women’s rights – named International Women’s Year by the United Nations. Eye to Eye includes images from Millowick’s archive from 1975 to 1985 (the International Decade for Women), displaying a collection of photographs of Australian women in everyday life. Haines expands the conversation to the present with a series of new portraits, created in collaboration with local women and in response to the last 46 years. Central explorations include gender inequity, feminist futures, the politics of representation and where women see themselves positioned in 2021.
This exhibition unpacks the development of social and political un/truths of past and contemporary women’s liberation. Through this collaboration, the artists present a visual symbol for what we can learn from the women’s rights movement of the past and how the conversation of gender representation is evolving today.
Opening: Friday 19 February 2021, 6–8pm
Exhibition: 4 February – 20 March 2021
Artist talk: 20 February 2021, 11am
VENUE: Roslyn Smorgon Gallery
COST: Free


(Thursday) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Footscray Community Arts Centre

45 Moreland St Footscray