Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt – a craftivist project from Australia

I have been working on this passion-craftivist project since the holidays now… It is my contribution, a quilt square, to the international Craftivist project, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt (#UDHRQuilt), I’ve done Article 29. Below is an image of my Nanny (right), and her dearest sister Betty (left). They were extremely close to one […]

Angela McRobbie “Post Feminism + Beyond”

Angela McRobbie is a British cultural theorist, feminist and commentator whose work combines the study of popular culture, contemporary media practices and feminism through conceptions of a third-person reflexive gaze. She is a Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College University, University of London (thank you Wiki for the succinct description). McRobbie’s YouTube talk below can be […]

Mothers making art, and The Maternal in art

This beautiful work, created using media historically though of as ‘craft’ and therefore set apart somehow from the traditional art world,  is by Ontario artist Mary Kroetsch and takes the subject of mothers and daughters. A wonderful piece.  (detail) The following are two brilliant pieces by the late iconic artist Louise Bourgeois. Image no 1 is titled ‘The Woven Child’ […]