[Free, Exhibitions, Indoor]
Eye to Eye
4 February 2021 - 20 March 2021
Footscray Community Arts [i]
45 Moreland St, Footscray
Tue – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm
Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking
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.