18 – 30 August
“After yet another row about money and feeling trapped, my Mother decided she could do a better job than Dad. She wanted to work, but with three children, that was impossible. I was around 7 years old at the time and I clearly remember trailing after her while she muttered, ‘I should have been a man’. I felt differently and told myself, ‘I’m glad I’m a girl – I’m glad I’m a girl.’ And I was. So I’ve called this show ‘I’m glad I’m a girl’ and it’s a survey exhibition of my intaglio prints (etchings on zinc) from 1977 – 2003.
The prints tell of my life, family, friends, feminism, the female gaze and explores the notion that the personal is political. It’s about my view of the world: girls to the rescue! I’ve always had a studio with a printing press and though I paint, I also decorate pots, make books and sew. This exhibition will present more than 90 works, all etchings on paper. Some are framed and all tell stories. I am including an installation of decorated bowls and other work related to the themes of the prints.”
Opening Event: Sunday 18 August 3-4.30pm
Gallery Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 12noon-3pm
388 Worcester Street,