WOMADELAIDE 2019 - the Southern Right Whale, Shamrock & Baby Clover Debut

A WOMADelaide favourite, Evelyn Roth’s inflatable Nylon Zoo celebrates 23 years at the festival with her latest pop-up story-theatre creation – Mama Southern Right Whale, Shamrock, and her baby, Clover. Inside the whales’ bellies, kids will discover a new world of stories, costumes, dancing and parades, conceived and designed by one of Adelaide’s most treasured living artists.

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The Nylon Zoo in Port Hedland

I've just spent the weekend in the mining town of Port Hedland in Western Australia with my turtle Nylon Zoo. The event was a market held 4 times each year and my wonderful colourful turtle entertained oodles of kiddies and parents. Being such a hot place - it was 35 celsius on Saturday, the event started late afternoon and went into the night. Everything in the town opens at 4am and shuts down late at night. All up I flew approximately 7,000 kms to and from home..

 

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Beginning with the Seventies GLUT Exhibition

January 12-April 8, 2018

I am delighted to be exhibiting as part of the GLUT Exhibition!

Celebrating the excessive abundance of the archive, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is concerned with language, depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre and the potential of reading as performed resistance. Central to the exhibition, Rereading Room is a reconstruction of the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore (1973-1996) in the second iteration of a project by Alexandra Bischoff.

Thirteen artists, writers, theorists and researchers have been invited to occupy the installation as The Readers for the duration of the exhibition, working with and against the inventory by reading, annotating and supplementing the collection to form a dossier of responses. A textile multiple by Kathy Slade will wrap and adorn The Readers and lingering visitors. Lisa Robertson finds in Baudelaire’s dandy a tangible presence for old women in public spaces in her limited-edition letterpress book Proverbs of a She-Dandy.

A multitude of artworks dating from 1968 to 2017 explore language as a medium and material including works by Allyson Clay, Judith Copithorne, Gathie Falk, Jamelie Hassan, Germaine Koh, Laiwan, Sara Leydon, Divya Mehra, Adrian Piper, Kristina Lee Podesva, Anne Ramsden, Evelyn Roth and Elizabeth Zvonar, among others, that are drawn from the Belkin Art Gallery collection, the Kamloops Art Gallery, SFU Galleries, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is curated by Lorna Brown and is the first of four exhibitions based upon the Belkin Art Gallery’s research project investigating the 1970s, an era when social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization that overlapped with the production of art and culture. Noting the resurgence of art practice involved with social activism and an increasing interest in the 1970s from younger producers, the Belkin has connected with diverse archives and activist networks to bring forward these histories, to commission new works of art and writing and to provide a space for discussion and debate.

The Beginning with the Seventies project is made possible with the generous support of the Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, our Belkin Curator’s Forum members and the Department of Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works Program.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689

Evelyn Roth talks to Fritz Mag at her vibrant Maslin Beach home

Fritzmag.com.au pops in for a visit with the iconic South Australian based artist Evelyn Roth at her Maslin Beach home. If you've ever been to WOMADelaide, chances are you know the work of Evelyn Roth. Her inflatable Nylon Zoo creations are a hit every year with the kids and grownups alike. A riot of colour and whimsy awaits you...discover her story in the inaugural issue of Fritz Mag, out now in selected Foodland outlets, for your free slice of South Australian life.