The Cross Art Projects foregrounds contemporary work and curatorial projects that reflect the multiple relationships between art and life, art and the public sphere, and explores the boundaries of this context. We are attentive to the local without sacrificing the scope of indigenous and international views. Cross Art enhances its projects with conversations, walks and events on contemporary art, urban planning, architecture and heritage.
The Cross Art Projects
Contemporary Art and Curatorial Platforms
8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross, Sydney, 2011
Hours: 11 to 6 Thursday to Saturday* (Saturday close at 5pm)
Closed public holidays.
T: +61 (02) 9357 2058
On Friday 6 March at 6pm Julie Ewington opens an exhibition by Alison Alder and Mini Graff, 'Some Posters / Local Positions' for Future Feminist Archive presented by Contemporary Art and Feminism for the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year.
Talks by Mini Graff and Charles Pickett, curator and historian, 21 March.
Exhibition dates: 6 March to Saturday 18 April 2015.
The exhibition Some Posters / Local Positions aims to blur the line between studio, street and social/political art practice. A modus operandi of artists Alison Alder and Mini Graff is to use a fluid community residency to engage with social justice issues; their print and poster works or stencils often pose puzzling, persuading or provoking questions. Both artists are also renowned high-end printmakers and teachers.
Some Posters / Local Positions contributes to Future Feminist Archive an expanded project for the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year (1975) comprising exhibitions, symposia and artist talks. The Cross Art Projects is making a yearlong contribution to the anniversary and will help investigate some of the many forms that a Future Feminist Archive might take — real and virtual, activist action! Some Posters / Local Positions pays homage to the feminist artists who worked with community groups preempting what is now called socially engaged art practice and is working with the group Women in Public Housing.
The artists have created new works about the struggle by a small public housing community in Millers Point and The Rocks to save their homes. A former maritime community’s battle against a cruel upheaval and state social cleansing has created a national scandal and is emblematic of the real-life impacts of the housing affordability crisis and its disproportionate impact on the aged, single women (estimated at over 60%) and single parent families as smaller inner-city housing estates are now high land value areas.