The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, 2012

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists was exhibited as part of No Offer Refused, curated by Patrice Sharkey and Liang Luscombe at Westspace, Melbourne, 21 Sept – 13 Oct 2012. For three weeks, Westspace was transformed into a classroom replete with blackboards and desks. Within this setting 16 participants taught me their knowledge on feminism. In return for their time and knowledge, I painted their portrait. The Learning Centre: Two Feminists is a sincere inquiry into the relevance, history and contemporary manifestations of Feminism in Australia and its relationship to myself, as a young female Australian artist. Go to the twofeminists blog to view everything that I learnt.

 The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Anne Marsh)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminist Art History (Anne Marsh), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Beth Muldoon)

Painting of Bobbi Sykes For a Lesson on the Black Women’s Action Group (Beth Muldoon), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Chris Scuito)

Lesson on Feminism (Chris Scuito) MDF, chalk, blackboard paint, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Raunch Culture (Chris Scuito), 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Clementine Ford)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Clementine Ford), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (The CoUNTess)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (CoUNTess), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Deborah Strutt)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Deborah Strutt), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Georgie Proud)

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Georgie Proud)

Lesson on Feminism (Georgie Proud), blackboard on MDF, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Georgie Proud), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Georgie Quinn)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Georgie Proud), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Jenny Menthol)

Painting for a Lesson on Feminist Publications (Jenny Menthol), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Karen Green)

Painting for a Lesson on Medieval Feminism (Karen Green), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Karen Pickering)

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Karen Pickering)

Lesson on Feminism (Karen Pickering), blackboard paint on MDF, chalk, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Karen Pickering), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Kate Rigby)

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Kate Rigby)

Lesson on Ecofeminism (Kate Rigby), MDF, blackboard paint, chalk, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Ecofeminism (Kate Rigby), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Kenny Pittock)

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Kenny Pittock)

Lesson on Feminism (Kenny Pittock), MDF, blackboard paint, chalk, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Kenny Pittock), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Kyla McPharlane)

Lesson on Feminism (Kyla McPharlane), chalk, MDF, blackboard paint, 60 x 90 cm

Painting for a Lesson on Feminism (Kyla McPharlane), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The Learning Centre: Two Feminists (Odette Kelada)

Painting for a Lesson on Indigenous Feminisms (Odette Kelada), acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

© 2012 Kelly Doley