Just created The Furies on a Rupert Bunny Visual Art Fellowship, a biennial award granted to an artist in the City of Port Phillip to pursue a new direction in practice or develop a substantial body of work. Representing diverse women from the local community in poses of self defense, The Furies reflects on women’s resilience and feelings of mourning and anger about violence.
The moody, elemental images of The Furies sustain their connection to Greek myth. The Furies were deities of vengeance, born of night, or sky, and sought justice against those who had murdered family. Nestled between the architecture of the town hall, the banners also refer to caryatids, or sculpted female figures which act as supporting columns in ancient Greek architecture. Just's Furies revise the caryatids' passive role, as they appear to launch out from the building.
In The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, Just will exhibit a panoramic billboard of the women, a neon sign and recent works from her HOPE (UK) and SAFE (Melbourne) (2013-14) projects, also engaging the issue of violence against women.
Gallery Address: 99a Carlisle Street St Kilda
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm
Exhibition Current: 25 February – 25 March 2015
Banner Project Current: 4 March – 30 June 2015
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