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Victoria McIntosh: ‘Fat pants’, a craft circle

VICTORIA MCINTOSH, 'MY HANDBAG, MY CHOICE', 2019. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

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Did you spend lockdown in your ‘fat pants’? Not ready to give them up?

Wear what you like, get back on your couch and join Victoria McIntosh for this special online craft circle. Work on your knitting, your embroidery or even darn your darn socks as Victoria discusses the dynamics of body sovereignty in her practice, and the realities of facing impending menopause in everyday life.

This event is limited to 8 participants, so be sure to book – places will fill fast!

Please note: This event will be held via Zoom. Book at Eventbrite to secure your place and we'll send you a link to join the group 30 mins prior to the event commencing.

About the artist:

Victoria McIntosh was born and is currently based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Her practice uses found materials from op shops and second hand stores combined with domestic crafts such as embroidery, beading and quilting to translate collections of underwear and purses into soft sculptures that remember the shapes of the bodies they once held. Highlighting the many ways women and their bodies have been exploited and controlled, Victoria’s works are also a homage to her maternal grandmother who taught her many of the needlework skills she employs in her practice.

This event runs in conjunction with Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making, which features projects by more than 20 makers from throughout Aotearoa, to explore and challenge the definition of craft in Aotearoa today.