In 2012 Sydney based artist Kelly Doley initiated The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, a project whereby she invited 16 participants from a range of backgrounds to teach her about feminism. Doley then condensed this knowledge from an eclectic range of sources into a series of catch phrases and slogans. Utilising the tropes, clichés and didactic nature of the political poster, the slogans are a tongue in cheek barrage of historical facts, mottos and phrases. Grouped together they make up a type of hobbled together archive of feminist thought, predictions and histories. This project transforms the live moment between artist and participant into over 90 political posters that make up the exhibition, Things Learnt About Feminism.
Kelly Doley is an artist based on Gadigal and Bidjigal land since the early 2000s. Born in Naarm/Melbourne she is a descendent of Clan Muir from the south-west Lowlands of Scotland. Her projects often use performance, conversation and the ‘low’ art form of hand painted sign-writing, a craft she was taught by her Dad who was a commercial and TV set painter.
Poster with ink on 220gm fluorescent card. 60 x 52cm. Commissioned by Cement Fondu, 2019. Original design from ‘Things Learnt About Feminism #1- #95’, 2014. © Courtesy the artist.
Please note this poster is sold unframed
20% of proceeds are donated to Seed Mob, Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network.