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Round Table 3 Bendigo

The Care Network Round Table No. 3 was held at Latrobe University, Bendigo, on Saturday, August 31, 2019 

Many thanks to Phyllis Palmer Gallery for hosting this event.


Artists and researchers Kylie Banyard, Lucy Callipari-Marcuzzo, Cathy Parry, Claudia Pharès, Catheirne Pilgrim, Pie Rankine, Caroline Wallace, Hayley West, Su Yang and Azza Zein, presented their work to the group, facilitated by Dr. Jacqueline Millner.


Please scroll down for images and artist information, in alphabetical order:  


Kylie Banyard is an artist and educator based in Bendigo at La Trobe University Visual Arts. Her painting practice investigates alternate models for living and learning. Banyard has recently explored and brought to a new audience the radical pedagogies of American mid-20th century art school Black Mountain College. Those pedagogies are based in practices of care for others, the development of the whole person, and care for community and environment.



Image: Kylie Banyard, Soft Wall, 2018, oil, acrylic and appliquéd fabric on canvas, 330 x 500 cm Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy Galerie Pompom.


Lucy Callipari-Marcuzzo is a Victorian artist who interprets and translates the experiences of Calabrian Italian settlers to North West Victoria in a contemporary visual art and sociological context, though live art performance, installation, drawing and video. An integral part of Callipari-Marcuzzo’s practice-led research is the self-transformation into an imagined version of her Calabrian grandmothers. During these enactments, she makes artefacts utilising traditional women’s modes of making: sewing, embroidery, and crochet. The work is a manifestation of the hopes, dreams, and desires of migrant women and strives to honour their voices which were often silenced by dominant gender roles within the Calabrian diaspora.



Image: Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo, Tracing threads of the past: apron [Tracciando fili del passato: grembiule]. 27 October, The British School at Rome, Via Antonio Gramsci, 61, Roma, Lazio, Italy, 2016. Photographer: Carolina Farina/Routes Agency 


Cathy Parry lives and works in Castlemaine. She is an artist and owner of Industrial Sewing Workshop. Cathy is currently undertaking a Master of Visual Arts at La Trobe University, Bendigo, and is a graduate of University of Woollongong (Creative Arts - Textiles), University of New South Wales (Art Administration) and RMIT (Public Art). 



Image: Cathy Parry, Pink Shadow performance, Castlemaine, 2019


Claudia Pharès is a Pharès is a second-generation migrant born in Montreal, Canada and now residing in Melbourne. She recently attend the FAC International Feminist Art Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Fine Arts at VCA, University of Melbourne. Claudia works across photography, performance and participatory practice. Her works deploy a multidisciplinary approach, informed by mother-centered feminism, to find strategies to sustain the roles and responsibilities required as an artist/mother.


 Image: Claudia Phares Lean, after Lee Lozano's Titles of Painting, 2018, 100x120cm, fiber coated paper


Catherine Pilgrim is a Castlemaine artist whose practice is grounded in drawing. Her recent work engages with the histories of her local area, in particular the overlooked contribution of women to the development of the communities of Central Victoria. Catherine is very interested in what it might be to care for histories as a way to care for place.



Image: Catherine Pilgrim_Untitled (Murnong with Map) 2018. Stone Lithograph with repromap (SLV)


Pie Rankine is a Castlemaine based artist whose long career as an artist has undergone significant change in response to living in a regional town and resettling to living more sustainably and in synch with the natural world. Her recent work in ceramics explores inter-species relationships and how to care in a time of climate emergency.



Image: Pie Rankine, Zig Zag, installation view, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2017


Caroline Wallace is a Castlemaine based arts theorist and curator whose recent research has focused on curatorial care. In particular she is interested to critique the model of the globe-trotting star curator whose relationship with place is tenuous, and to posit a caring approach to curating grounded in site and embodied experience.


Hayley West's research explores the realities of grief through personal experiences and artistic practice, focusing on the inevitability of one’s own death and the impact on those remaining. As an artist working in the public realm, Hayley believes in empowering the community by sharing practical knowledge through exchange and generosity. Her practice spans over 15 years of research, exhibitions and international residencies and is based in Castlemaine.



Image: Hayley West, Immortelle, 2018,  found artificial flowers, metal substructure 160x160x2000cm  


Su Yang was born and raised in China and is an artist working in painting, photography, video, and short film. She holds a BA in design from Tsinghua University, Beijing, an MFA in painting from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Her art practice questions the changing social dominant ideas of “ideal beauty,” which encourage many young Chinese women to undergo unnecessary even harmful non-therapeutic cosmetic surgeries to mold their own faces and bodies to these ideals. 



Image: Su Yang, Double Faces Pre & Post Cosmetic Surgery-2, 2016, oil on canvas, 124.5 × 150 cm


Azza Zein



Image: Azza Zein, Taskscape, 2019. Mixed Media, Shell inlay, cowrie shells, textile, silk thread, oil painting, pine wood, soil, hibiscus, gold acrylic, dryer’s lint, Photo: Matthew Stanton