Life, Lines and Legacy - Pearl (Gambanyi) Gibbs, 2016
Louise Kate Anderson working with the life and work of Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs in association with Lynette Riley, Dubbo Local Aboriginal Land Council and Big Fag Press.
I was commissioned to produce a print edition for The Cross Art Projects' exhibition Future Feminist Archive Report - 16 April to 7 May 2016 which ended a year-long project for the 40th anniversary of International Women’s Year whereby artists/researchers engaged with regional archives and collections to forge connections between diverse feminist histories and current ideas relating to feminism and archives. Future Feminist Archive Report makes the project’s findings and speculations physically present. The FFA print set and web publication is being collated during the exhibition as reports come in. At the end of the exhibition, the Future Feminist Archive Print Folio will be distributed to the participating archives and institutions.
I was honoured to work with the incredible life and work of Aboriginal Rights Activist Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs to archive her feminist legacy by designing a map, Life, Lines and Legacy, Pearl(Gambanyi) Gibbs, 2016. Printed on the Big Fag Press, it is a 3 colour lithographic print edition produced for the Future Feminist Archive Print Set.
My print was designed working in collaboration with Pearl Gibbs' niece Lynette Riley as acompliment to her phenomenal work Cloak for Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs, 2016.
Artists participating in the exhibition: Alison Alder, Louise Kate Anderson, Mini Graff, Deborah Kelly, Leonie Lane and Jan Davis (Country Women Artists, Northern Rivers Chapter), Fiona MacDonald, Raquel Ormella, Elvis Richardson and Lynette Riley.
This project has been supported by the NSW Government through ArtsNSW.
Lynette Riley working with the life and work of Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs, Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo, Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo, NSW State Library Archives, National Centre for Cultural Competence and The University of Sydney.
Cloak for Pearl Gambanyi Gibbs, 2016. Incised poker work on kangaroo skin.