FWF2020 Craftivism — Recommended Reading

KATE ROBINSON

Book recommendations
White Tears/Brown Scars, Ruby Hamad, MUP
Too Much Lip, Melissa Lucashenko, UQP
A Darker Shade of Magic, VE Schwab, Macmillan 

Online recommendations
Still processing — podcast by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham on society, art, dating and work.
Code Switch —a team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. 
The Trapdoor: Summer of Friendship — a podcast about trapdoors of interracial friendship.

ENZA GANDOLFO is the author of The Bridge and Swimming and co-author of …it keeps me sane… women craft wellbeing.

Book recommendations
Threads of Life, Clare Hunter, Hachette
The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago, Penguin
The Gentle Arts: 200 Years of Australian Women’s Domestic & Decorative Arts Jennifer Isaacs, Lansdowne Publishing

Online recommendations
Making & Shaping an article by Enza Gandolfo about her journey through her mother’s illness and how she managed it.
The article
The power of ‘women’s work’: craftivism by Sigourney Jacks sheds light on the struggles & history of crafts from 1751 to now.
Conflict Textiles is home to a large collection of international textiles, exhibitions and associated events, all of which focus on elements of conflict and human rights abuses.
Cut Cloth Exhibition, The Portico Library an exhibition, publication and series of workshops that examine the shifting role of textiles within contemporary feminist art practices.
Innovative textile art is ‘smashing’ its way into our art galleries, an article by Chloe Wolifson showcases Indigenous art across Australia.

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