Anonymity: Measuring the visibility of women in design
Friday 17th February to Sunday 5th March, 2017
Exhibition opening night
Friday 17th February, 6-9pm
Melbournestyle Gallery Upstairs
155 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
You're invited to experience this cross over of generative art, collaborative design practices and the play of texture and light. Start a conversation about women in the design profession and explore the feminist issues that obscure the visibility of women in Australian graphic design.
Celebrating the importance of women in the history of design and contesting the validity of awards systems, this installation by designer and researcher Jane Connory and artist Tess Gard Munnings, challenges the idealised anonymity of the designer and juxtaposes it against the exposure of peer recognition.
Data visualisation is a powerful tool for revealing divisions of gender. 'Anonymity' plays with levels of visibility in the materiality of print mediums to examine the ratios of female to male winners in the Australian Graphic Design Association’s (AGDA) awards. Similarly, it repurposes the craft of weaving to interpreting this same data set in a piece of interactive feminist generative art.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sundays 11am - 4pm
Contact Jane Connory at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Project Number: CF16/848 - 2016000425. Should you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of the project, you are welcome to contact the Executive Officer directly: Monash University Human Research Ethics (MUHREC): Executive Officer, Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC), Room 111, Building 3e Research Office, Monash University VIC 3800. Tel: +61 3 9905 2052 | Email: email@example.com | Fax: +61 3 9905 3831
There is a low risk that some participants may become uncomfortably emotional in recalling their experiences. In the unlikely event should this occur, the interview or survey will cease and the participants will be referred to a free counselling helpline: 1300 845 745.