Yes & No: Things Learnt About Feminism
New work by Kelly Doley
18 October – 8 November 2014
Opening Saturday 18 October 6pm
Artist conversation Sunday 19 October 2pm
In 2012 Doley initiated The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, a project whereby she invited 16 participants from a range of backgrounds to teach her about feminism. Doley then condensed this knowledge from an eclectic range of sources into a series of catch phrases and slogans. This project transforms the live moment between artist and participant into over 90 posters that make up this exhibition. These slogans are made up of the collected thoughts, ideas and facts passed on to Doley through her conversations with the 16 participants. They are contradictory, mixing the cliché with the ambivalent, the old fashioned with the relevant, the important and the silly. The florescent mixed messages and sentiments offer no answers or solutions. But this fits. Contemporary feminism by its very definition is confusing, unfinished, hard to define and temporal.
Kelly holds a Master of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (2011) as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Hons) from UNSW, Sydney (2006). She has exhibited and presented solo and collaboratively nationally and internationally including ISCP, New York, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Artspace and the MCA, Sydney, Westspace, Melbourne, Fremantle Arts Centre W.A., Boxcopy, Brisbane and NMOCA, Seoul. She has received numerous government and philanthropic arts grants and in 2012 she was the recipient of the Redlands Emerging Artist Award. Since 2007 Doley has also worked collaboratively with all female artist collective Brown Council. In 2011 Brown Council received the QANTAS Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award and were the commissioned artists for the MCA’s 2014 Jackson Bella Room.
READ MORE about the exhibition
Boxcopy presents Sliding Door – a limited edition series of artist ephemera.
Available from the Boxcopy gallery on Petrie Terrace, these will be published in an edition of 100, and feature a different artist each month or so.
The first edition features Archie Moore and is available at Boxcopy from Saturday 24 May. Further editions feature Danielle Clej, Elizabeth Willing, Dirk Yates and Hayley Brandon.
Upcoming in 2014
Boxcopy is gearing up for an exciting 2014 – along with our emerging artist program, this year Boxcopy will commission new works for solo exhibitions by Australian artists: