Eye to Eye
FCAC Temporarily Closed – Eye to Eye Postponed.
In light of the Australian Government’s recent advice on COVID-19, Eye to Eye has been postponed indefinitely. Please click here to read our full media release outlining the impact on upcoming events.
The impact of COVID-19 will be drastically felt by artists, arts workers as well as independent and small to medium organisations including FCAC. As a venue, our sustainability is largely tied to the delivery of our programs and hiring of our facilities, which has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. If you have the capacity to provide a financial contribution to support the artists, arts workers and communities we platform, you can do so by clicking here.
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‘Good Mirrors are not cheap
it is a waste of time hating the mirror
or its refection
instead of stopping the hand
that makes glass with distortions
slight enough to pass
– Good Mirrors are not cheap, Audre Lorde, 1970
Eye to Eye examines 45 years of womanhood through the lens of artists Julie Millowick and Jody Haines.
The year 1975 was a significant year for women’s rights – named International Women’s Year by the United Nations. Eye to Eye includes images from Millowick’s archive from 1975 to 1985 (the International Decade for Women), displaying a collection of photographs of Australian women in everyday life. Haines expands the conversation to the present with a series of new portraits, created in collaboration with local women and in response to the last 45 years. Central explorations include gender inequity, feminist futures, the politics of representation and where women see themselves positioned in 2020.
This exhibition unpacks the development of social and political un/truths of past and contemporary women’s liberation. Through this collaboration, the artists present a visual symbol for what we can learn from the women’s rights movement of the past and how the conversation of gender representation is evolving today.
Opening: Friday 24 April, 6pm – 8pm
Artist talk: Saturday 9 May, 11am
Exhibition: Thursday 23 April – Saturday 27 June
VENUE: Roslyn Smorgon Gallery