BY GEORGIA BANKS
In the 1970’s, performance collective The Waitresses explored the sexualisation and harassment of waitresses. Although they did amazing work, sadly in 2019 Georgia Banks feels not much has changed. She revisits this problem opening a dialogue around sexual harassment in the hospitality industry amidst the #metoo and #timesup movements. Banks questions what needs to change in the hospitality industry’s future.
This research informs a body of work to be created and presented in Metro Arts Gallery in November 2019.
If you are interested in anonymously sharing your experiences visit www.georgiabanks.net/contact (submissions accepted from now until November).
Development 8 January – 29 January
Exhibition 13 November – 30 November.
Georgia Banks is a Melbourne based performance artist exploring sociological attitudes toward feminism and female sexuality through works that include interactions and provocations. Banks has a Masters of Fine Arts from Victoria College of the Arts, for which they were awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award. Banks’ work has recently been exhibited as a part of South Australia’s Feminist Renewal Art Network Festival, Melbourne’s Festival of Live Art, Melbourne Fringe Festival, at The Other Art Fair, and at New York’s Parson’s School of Design.
Artist website: www.georgiabanks.net