PROJECT FOR THE AFFIRMATION OF THE VOICE

BY RACHAEL HAYNES

Project for the Affirmation of the Voice (PROAV) is an artist residency, exhibition and conversation series that will address the polyvocal nature of contemporary feminism. This project is focused on the intersections of language, gender politics and representation as observed in social practices, material archives and cultural texts. Taking as a starting point the provocation that ‘small acts of resistance can create change’, these text-based works will draw specifically on contemporary protest language and feminist social history archives. This project addresses both the nature of collective voice in activism and the differences inherent in any understanding of contemporary intersectional feminism.

WHERE

66 Hope Street, South Brisbane

WHEN

February 2020

THE ARTIST

Rachael Haynes

Rachael Haynes is a contemporary artist and academic who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. Her art practice engages with feminist ethics, care, archives and activism by examining the social and personal constructs of language and gender. Rachael completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts (2009) with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at the Queensland University of Technology, where she is now a Lecturer in Visual Arts in the School of Creative Practice. Rachael has been actively involved with independent and artist-run activity since 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), was a founding member of the feminist collective LEVEL (2010-2018) and the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2012-2018). She is a member of the Engagement Council at UQ Art Museum.

Artist website: www.rachaelhaynes.com