‘The Two Cathies’ are Arts Project Australia artist Cathy Staughton and Catherine Bell. They will be undertaking a residency from 11-17 December at the Norma Redpath House, Melbourne as part of Doing Feminism/Sharing the World. This initiative is part of ‘Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970’ an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, led by Professor Anne Marsh, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Doing Feminism is a twelve-week program of artists’ residencies, participatory art making, public events and feminist programming. The residencies are being held at Norma Redpath House, an artist house and studio bequeathed to the University of Melbourne. The project focuses on feminist art making as a participatory practice and will host eight collaborative groups from across Australia. Each artist group/collective will live at the Norma Redpath House, which includes studio and residential spaces.
During this residency, ‘The Two Cathies’ will extend on previous collaborations and produce new work for the upcoming group show titled, Pairs, curated by Harriet Body, at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney in June 2018.
We envisage a range of artworks will emerge including a large-scale portrait Cathy Staughton will paint of Catherine Bell and her dog Archibald. Catherine Bell plans to document the two artists working together in the space, and produce a black and white, silent film. Whoever visits the studio at this time, may be filmed and written into the storyline, which will be loosely storyboarded.
The public is invited to attend, an in conversation, with artist Jane Trengrove and Catherine Bell, scheduled at Norma Redpath House for Thursday 14 December at 6pm, at 4 Painsdale Place, Carlton 3053. Please book by heading here.