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Bonita Bub, Pink Scissor, spraypaint on wood, h:4.7m, Janis II (curated by Amanda Rowell and Kelly Doley), The Commerical, Sydney, 2013 Photography by Jek Maurer
Bonita Bub, Neon Yell, spraypaint on wood and straps, h: 2.1m, Janis II (curated by Amanda Rowell and Kelly Doley), McLemoi, Sydney, 2013 Photography by Jek Maurer
JANIS II was co-curated by Kelly Doley and Amanda Rowell included a diverse range of painting, sculpture and performance from emerging and mid-career artists as well as two deceased artists. JANIS II artists included Bonita Bub, Jenny Christmann, Sarah Goffman, Gail Haistings and Sarah Rodigari.
“You’d be forgiven for thinking that feminism has stalled. Robin Thicke’s devastatingly catchy song Blurred Lines, which glamorises sexual violence towards women, has sold well over a million copies worldwide; women still aren’t being paid as much as their male counterparts; and even the Deputy PM agrees that Australia’s treatment of its first female P.M. was deeply disturbing. Cue JANIS, an ongoing initiative dedicated to promoting the work of female artists, curators and writers.” Rebecca Speer, Concrete Playground, July 2013