Lectures

Gloria Allred’s pink suits

First Fridays

First Friday: Pink is Everywhere with Barb Hunt

  • May 3, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free, everyone welcome!

This talk is an exploration of the unique magic of the colour pink from a plethora of perspectives: scientific, artistic, cultural, psychological, historical and more. The meaning of pink keeps changing. How did it move from a colour that was acceptable for men (thought to be too “strong” for a woman) to a colour that so loudly communicates the “feminine”? See how artists have employed this hue to carry a subversive message.

  • Barb Hunt

    Barb Hunt is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in many different materials and processes. She explores the social construction of gender through works such as her steel dresses, informed by eco-feminist ideas. After the death of her father, she created a series on the rituals of mourning, based in local and international research. This extended to work about the devastation of war through knitting pink replicas of antipersonnel landmines and creating installations using worn camouflage army uniforms, which often take the form of natural phenomena. Her current focus is on the juxtaposition of domestic materials, imagery from the natural environment and feminism.