Women Past, Future Present
Women Past, Future Present is a portrait of six women from the Redfern community:
Jinny-Jane Smith: Aboriginal Liaison Officer - Inner Sydney Voice
Syrenne Anu: Digital Photographer at Ngakkan Nyaagu
Kat Dopper: Founder of Heaps Gay
Sarah Clifford: Kindergarten Teacher and education enthusiast
Doctor Marie Healy: Redfern Station Medical GP
Abigail David: Indigenous Digital Excellence Programs Facilitator
By contrasting audio and visual elements, artist Missy Dempsey has created a combined sensory experience consisting of 6 digitally printed portraits and 6 interview recordings.
In the interviews, she discusses the women’s lives and the role that technology plays in it. Many of the inventions people rely on today were created in a very short span of time - tens of years as opposed to hundreds. This is highlighted in the portraits by exaggerating the amount of time that has elapsed between the past and now; the subjects are dressed in clothing from years gone by, but interacting with modern elements.
Opening Wednesday 5th September | 6-8pm.
Continues until Friday 14th September.
Gallery open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm.