Plush Magic

Here's the Play

"We need a game plan to create a more equitable and accessible society. So, here’s the play. Visual description: A plush, standing whiteboard with wheels. The whiteboard has a black and grey frame. The whiteboard is embroidered with a soccer field and shows the red team’s strategy to beat the blue team. The red team is depicted by “o” and the blue team by “x”. The names of the red team’s players are: respect, free health care, public housing, equitable education, accessibility, climate action, universal minimum income, equal pay, diverse media representation, prison abolition, free child care. The names of the blue team’s players are: ableism, SWERFs, homophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, transphobia, misogyny, billionaires, fascism, racism and capitalism. A small, blue white board eraser and two markers (one blue, one red), sit on the ledge of the whiteboard.
Wool felt, embroidery floss, cardboard, pine wood, metal, plastic, acrylic paint, screws
64 x 45cm
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Artwork to be picked up between Sunday 3 April - Tuesday 5 April 2022 from No Vacancy Gallery
(34-40 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000). Shipping can be arranged for interstate.
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Meet the artist
Plush Magic
Plush Magic, a.k.a. Madeleine Cleeve Gerkens, is a textile artist, disability activist and community arts practitioner from Naarm (Melbourne). Plush Magic builds soft sculptures and toys, and facilitates toy-making workshops for people of all ages and abilities. Plush Magic’s textile practice focuses on the therapeutic underpinning of hand sewing, textile and touch. By bringing toys into the exhibition space, Plush Magic subverts the often-unrecognized value of toys in our society. Her works have been shown at No Vacancy Gallery, Rubicon ARI, fortyfivedownstairs, Brunswick St Gallery, Gertrude St Projection Festival Mini, Schoolhouse Studios and more.
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