Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface | Exhibition Catalogue

Vivienne Binns OAM is an important and singular figure in the history of Australian visual art, regarded for her groundbreaking and experimental work.

Since the beginnings of her career, she has tested the philosophical underpinnings of art itself, both preempting and participating in the most significant cultural discourses of our times: from women's social and sexual liberation to Australia's regional identity.

Her outstanding, multifaceted and sustained contribution to Australian art was recognised in 2021 with an Australia Council Award for Visual Arts.

It's hard to overestimate Vivienne Binns's contributions to Australian art, and to feminism. This huge book -- Vivienne Binns: On and Through the Surface -- does justice, in words and images, to her long and generous career as an artist in the "high art" and the community arts contexts. Few have managed to be so outstanding in both fields. The variety is staggering and the joy is ubiquitous. - Lucy R. Lippard

Edited by Anneke Jaspers and Hannah Mathews
Softcover
33.5 x 24.2cm
280 pages