The Twilight Girls
In 1997 Helen Hyatt-Johnston and Jane Polkinghorne created the collaborative duo The Twilight Girls. They have exhibited extensively in Australia, and in the United States and Taiwan.
From the beginning, The Twilight Girls used advertising, pornography and trash culture, and film and television, as source material, creating a playful response to the ridiculousness and pathos of the representation of the feminine in contemporary culture. Vulgarity and humour have long been used as mechanisms for critiquing and confusing gendered representation. The Twilight Girls were – and still are – conscious of the limits of feminist critique when the feminine operates as both the abject and the aestheticised fetish in representation. Importantly, rather than avoiding the problems of representation, they open up new territories for discourse, understanding and pleasure by working through and beyond its clichés and banalities.
Welcome to Cementa … just don’t think of leaving | 2017
A Galaxy of Suns Aleshia Lonsdale Alex Gawronski Andrew Christie Anne Graham Annemaree Dalziel Anya Rosen Artbank Artcodex Billy Gruner and Graham Davis King Boris Hunt Brad Allen-Waters Carol Warner Cementa poets Cementa Salon Ceramica Claire Conroy Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro Connie Anthes Frontyard Genevieve Murray Gilbert Grace Greg Pritchard Jack Randell Jacquelene Drinkall Jason Lujan John A Douglas John Conomos Julie Montgarrett and Sarah McEwan Justin Balmain Justin Cooper Kandos Art Group Kandos CWA Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Kyle Ford Lauren Smith Linda Brescia Margaret Brooks Margaret Roberts Mark Shorter Melissa Staiger Mervyn Bishop Miriam Williamson Murrawuy and Kirrpatja Nicole Welch Opening Night Paris Norton Paul Gazzola Paul Greedy PYT | Fairfield s o d a c a k e Sach Catts Sarah Breen Lovett Sarah Waterson Scott 'Sauce' Towney Six Quick Chicks Skye Saxon Sound Night Super Critical Mass Teena McCarthy Terry Burrows The Mumps The Twilight Girls Thom Roberts Tim Burns Tony Albert Zanny Begg
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019