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yellow knitted protest dress.
acrylic yarn, black marker
façade – a deceptive outward appearance. freedom of speech and freedom of association are cornerstones of democracy. throughout history, peaceful protest has played a pivotal role in securing social and environmental justices.
in march 2016, the nsw government introduced a $5500 penalty on farmers, health professionals and traditional owners who take action against coal seam gas and mining interests in the Pilliga.
850 coal seam gas wells are planned for the area. these laws empower police to shut down peaceful assemblies, search and destroy private property and fine those that protest on business property; they threaten to put peaceful activists in gaol for up to 7 years.
inspired by the knitting nanna’s against gas: activists who use their domestic craft to promote their cause; I felt compelled to knit my yellow protest dress and join this feminist tradition.
ATASDA Palm House Exhibition - 2016.
theme - façade. the royal botanical gardens sydney.
From this original dress a series of 'yellow protest dresses' were hand knitted in response to federal and state legislative changes addressing mining, native title and emissions targets
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belconnen arts centre, belconnen ACT 2017 (x2)
muswellbrook regional gallery, muswellbrook NSW 2017 (x4)
maunsell wicked gallery, paddington NSW 2019 (x5)