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First Door on the Right | Julie Vinci

3 July 2021 - 1 November 2021

First Door on the Right is an installation of recent work by Julie Vinci, combing found domestic objects and sculpture developed from a year-long project that continues investigations into the societal role’s women have played in the past, the present and into the future.

From the moralistic Victorian era to our modern twenty-first century ideas and expectations of women, these roles have changed and evolved. These changes made within and from the feminist movement are crucial to this development and understanding.

Julie continues studies into post feminism and the work of philosopher Judith Butler, by looking at the contemporary role-playing of female identifying people.

By combining methods traditionally associated with soft female labour such as working with textiles and sewing with the hard labour of tool work on wood and metal, this body of work delivers in a deliberate attempt to redefine exactly what is the role of the modern female.

1. Figure in the Mirror 2019. Glass, wood, steel, found clothing, foam, pantyhose, vaseline. Collection of the artist.

2a. Run, Don’t Walk 2020. Found clothing, pantyhose, foam, ribbon, shellac, found fabric, timber and steel support. Collection of the artist
2b. Hanging In/Out 2021. Found furniture, pantyhose, foam. Collection of the artist
3. Boudoir Screen and Figure Steel bed frames, metal paint, foam, found clothing, pantyhose, fabric, plastic handles. Dimensions variable. Collection of the artist
4. First Door On The Right (installation view) 2021. Photography by Jon Butt

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