Artist Narratives - Lindsey Mendick & Paloma Proudfoot in conversation with Ferren Gipson

    From feminine arts to feminist art: reclaiming the history of ceramic arts.


    28 July 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join artists Lindsey Mendick and Paloma Proudfoot, in conversation with writer Ferren Gipson to discuss their practice; from themes of gender and autobiography to their innovative exploration of material and form.

    Celebrated for their independent practice and collaborative project, under the single artist identity, Proudick, both artists create work that celebrates the feminine with bold imagery and storytelling, often exploring personal histories.

    In the history of western art, mediums that bridge the worlds of art and craft, such as textile and ceramic have often been stereotyped as ‘women’s work’ and beneath the ‘high arts’ of painting and sculpture. Mendick and Proudfoot embrace these mediums in their practice, creating work that challenges this hierarchy in a radical exploration of gender identity and a defiant subversion of the male gaze.

    This event marks the publication of Ferren Gipson’s new book Women’s Work, celebrating the radical shift of applied arts from women’s craft and hobby, into the story of the history of art.

    DACS was proud to work with Ferren and Quarto on the licensing of artist images in ‘Women’s Work’. For more information on licensing art and artist images from DACS, visit Artimage.  

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    Image credit: I Speak What I See, 1973. © Penny Slinger. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2022