MADA Talks: Natty Solo: What fresh hell is this?
Join us for a talk by Melbourne-based artist Natalie Thomas, in conversation with Emily Floyd.
Thomas maintains a diverse and independent art practice that considers story telling as the basis for cultural memory. Much of her work critiques how the mass media is used to perpetuate the patriarchal status quo. nattysolo (one woman, one camera, no film) is a feminist endurance performance project, with an online outcome. The research project uses the form of the social page, social archive and gossip, innuendo and humour to mask scathing cultural criticism. With a dedicated following and wide readership, nattysolo questions how words are used, in their spoken and printed delivery to build, maintain and dismantle reputations and change our ways of thinking and seeing. http://nattysolo.com
Thomas achieved significant national attention as Nat of nat&ali (1999-2005). Recent projects include Appropriation, how appropriate is it? a series of forgeries of forgeries of Rover Thomas paintings, which were exhibited in ‘The Financial Report’ at Artspace, 2013. She won the Darebin Art Prize 2013, with small sculpture Puppy3 and the Bowness Prize for Photography, 2008. Her work is in the collections of Artbank, City of Melbourne and Melbourne University.