Twenty-one female artists, one warehouse. That’s the equation when The Print Bar hosts The F Word, an exhibition and celebration of International Women’s Day.
From 6pm on Saturday March 9 the online custom printing business will turn over its workshop floor to create a temporary gallery space for artists such as Amy Crow, Wendy Ma, Laura Powe, Maeve Lejeune, Erin Green, Rachel Burke, Laura Horrocks, Tammy Law, Melinda Bond, Hannah Gutchen, Elke Rae, Zoe Charlotte and Tori-Jay Mordey.
The show will feature a wide variety of disciplines, from Wendy Ma’s ceramics produced under her Kaomoji Ceramics brand, to a semi-retrospective of Rachel Burke’s Apomogy community pom pom art project.
“If you’re not from the traditional art world it can be a little harder to get an opportunity to be in group shows like this,” Burke says. “So this provides a really amazing opportunity to celebrate a whole bunch of female artists … I’ve done a show with The Print Bar before and they’re really supportive. It was a no-brainer to work with them again.”
Also working with The Print Bar for the Saturday night launch party are Young Henrys and Sirromet Wines, which will be putting on beer and cider, and rosé, respectively. DJ Black Amex will also be on hand spinning tunes, with Rolls Pho Mi parked out the front flipping Vietnamese street food.
“It’s great to see [International Women’s Day] getting more and more momentum,” Burke says. “It’s awesome to see businesses doing something to try and draw attention to it because I think it’s important to celebrate all the great women in the community who are doing fantastic things across all disciplines, and not just the arts.”