|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
|Members $15; non-members $20|
Fashion Revolution is a panel event facilitated by Clementine Ford with guest speaker Carly Findlay and the Curator of the exhibition. They will be discussing how Mary Quant was a role model for working women, an entrepreneur and how she aspired to democratise fashion. The panel will be speaking about the challenges and opportunities that fashion faces today. What exactly has changed?
This event will have an Auslan Interpreter present.
Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is the author of two books, Fight Like A Girl and Boys will be Boys, and has been a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life and a regular contributor to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Clementine Ford’s writing explores issues of gender inequality and pop culture. Her ability to use both humour and distilled fury to lay bare ongoing issues affecting women has earned her a huge and loyal readership amongst both women and men. Clementine’s work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia, while her comedic take on casual sexism and entertainment has earned her a reputation as an accomplished satirist.
Clementine’s number one mission is to speak openly and honestly about the state of the world as we live in it. She hopes to give other women the language and confidence to articulate their own feelings of frustration and anger.
Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She also works part time as Access and Inclusion Coordinator at Melbourne Fringe. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in Australia in January 2019. Carly is the Editor of anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books, which came out in February 2021. Carly works part time as Melbourne Fringe’s Access and Inclusion Coordinator. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for news outlets including the CNN, ABC, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and SBS.
She was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has appeared on ABC TV’s You Can’t Ask That and Cyberhate with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. She has spoken at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Writers Festival, the University of Western England and Melbourne University – to name a few. She organised the history-making Access to Fashion – a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. She has a Masters of Communication and Bachelor of eCommerce. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Emma Busowsky Cox
Emma Busowsky Cox is a curator and writer from Naarm (Melbourne) with specialisation in Australian art, exhibitions, collections and museums. Currently Curator at Bendigo Art Gallery, Emma has worked in the Australian art museum sector since 2003 across curatorial and programming roles. Prior to her role at Bendigo Art Gallery, Emma was the Curator at Castlemaine Art Museum, and before that, Curator of the Deakin University art collection. Emma has curated numerous exhibitions including the current international blockbuster exhibition from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary (as coordinating curator); Daughters of the Sun: Christian Waller & Klytie Pate also at Bendigo Art Gallery; Bill Henson: Landscapes at Castlemaine Art Museum and i heart rock (rock is the total work of art) at Arts Project Australia.
Emma spent her early career at the National Gallery of Victoria in the Public Programs department, where she worked on the project teams for over forty exhibitions to engage a wide range of audiences through various interpretive and interactive models both within and beyond the gallery spaces. Emma’s writing has been published by the National Gallery of Australia; Bendigo Art Gallery; Deakin University; IMPRINT; Arts Project Australia; the Drawing Research Network UK and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts amongst other avenues. Emma holds a Master of Cultural Heritage and a Bachelor of Arts with first class Honours from Deakin University.
Exhibition entry not included, event only.