Author(s): Rebecca Gallo and Connie Anthes
To all the women of Kyneton by Rebecca Gallo and Connie Anthes - published by Ruin Press (Sydney) - Limited to 150 copies.
"In Australia, there are more statues of animals and oversized fruit than there are memorials to (or about) women, and only a tiny fraction of public statues in Australia honour non-fictional, nonroyal women: the vast majority honour dead, white men.
To The Women of Kyneton attempts to reverse this imbalance. For ten days in 2018, Make or Break asked female-identifying people in the Victorian town of Kyneton to propose a public artwork, monument or memorial for the town via an anonymous paper survey. The surveys were collected and displayed in a main street shop window, together with a series of live ‘unveiling' performances at secret locations around the town.
This 88 page limited edition book documents ‘Unveilings’ and features a compilation of all the surveys submitted, beautifully reproduced alongside a text by the artists and photographs of the project and performances.
'Unveilings' was made on Taungurung Country, DjadjaWurrung Country and Wurundjeri Country in the Kulin Nation. The artists acknowledge that the land was never given, sold or traded and was instead taken by force, and we pay respects to the traditional custodians and their continuing connections to land, waters and sky. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land."