Radiant Pavilion contemporary jewellery event Melbourne, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, September 2019.
50 pieces of work made from discarded medical equipment, household objects, silver and copper. One piece for each day of the Victoria Nurses’ Strike of 1986. The nurses won almost all of the conditions they went on strike for, but they and their families sacrificed a lot in order to bring about this improvement.
Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition 2019
Not Plastic 1
Not Plastic 2
Not Plastic 3
This work is a reflection on our dependence on plastic with many of the components cast from containers and supermarket packaging.
Original Tailoresses’ Hall, Melbourne
During 1882-83 the tailoresses in Victoria became unionised and went on a series of strikes. For Radiant Pavilion, a contemporary jewellery event in Melboune, I cast 2483 resin pieces from belts and buckles.
There were 2483 names of women in the membership book.
The work was exhibited in Meeting Room 2 at Trades Hall, Lygon Street.
Current female union members sent me fabric samples attached to these postcards that I implemented into the casts.
Current unions supplied this material about the strike.
I was proud to be included in Kylie King’s AJF article, The Revolutionary Object
Wharepuke Sculpture Park, Northland New Zealand
211 cast resin plaster pieces filled this urn at the Wharepuke Sculpture Park. On the name of each piece was the name of a signatory of the third suffrage petition.
March 2015, Wellington NZ
Bastion took over the principal bridge in Central Park, with each window representing a suburb, geographically positioned. A list of names again divided by suburb was printed on each muslin strip which was attached to the frame and floated in the breeze. The names are of the women who signed the third suffrage petition, resulting in the vote being attained by women in 1893.