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Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso)

Textiles are, and have historically been, a space where women have the freedom to create disruptive messages. Join artist Miso as she shares how her work follows the lineage of this radical practice.

Hosted by Dee Jefferson.

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“This unapologetic young artist has a zeal for art with a social message”

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Sewing threads of subverison

Embroidery, knitting and crochet - women's art has historically been confined to the domestic realm, with the infantilizing definition of 'craft'. But textiles and tapestries have long been a way for women to transcend oppressive culture and spread subversive messages, from life stories woven into 19th century wall hangings to craftivism today. 

Enter Ukraine-born, Melbourne-based artist Stanislava Pinchuk, aka Miso, whose work in textiles and tattoos have captured the attention of Cara Delevingne and Florence Welch. Using different materials, she maps the topographies of conflict areas - like Chernobyl and Fukoshima - as well as the landscape of France's infamous Calais Jungle refugee camp. Join artist Miso as she shares how her work follows the lineage of this radical practice. 

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Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso)

Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso) is a Ukrainian-Australian artist working with data mapping the changing topographies of war and conflict zones. Her work began with the mapping of the Ukrainian civil war in 2014, spanning the Fukushima & Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zones, the Calais ‘Jungle’ Migrant Camp and the oil fires set by ISIS in the Al-Qyaarah region of Iraq. The presentation of her work spans drawing, illustration, photography, film & tattooing practices. 

Dee Jefferson 

Dee Jefferson is the Digital Arts Editor for ABC, and formerly Arts & Culture editor for Time Out Australia.

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