Stand and Deliver
Opening 20.08.14 6-9pm
Artist Talks 23.08.14 62-4m
Stand and Deliver is an installation that incorporates elements of video, painting and drawing within the format of the lecture performance to pursue a subjective engagement with feminist histories. Haynes’ art practice explores the limits of language and subjectivity, and re-examines art history and philosophy in relation to gender politics. Through drawing installations and performative video works, the practice performs a playful mixing of language codes and systems - drawn from art criticism, abstraction, conceptual art and philosophical traditions – and enacts a gendered ‘redrawing’ of these texts. These works engage with pictorial, literary and vernacular quotations, in an attempt to replay and reveal the complexities of gender politics, representation and language.
Haynes completed a PhD in creative practice in 2009 at the Queensland University of Technology with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award. She has exhibited her solo and collaborative work nationally, most recently with solo exhibitions at KINGS ARI and Bus Projects (Melbourne), and group exhibitions at Performance Space (Sydney), Screen Space (Melbourne) and Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane). She has been awarded the Melville Haysom Memorial Scholarship (Queensland Art Gallery) and the Eddie Hopkins Memorial Drawing Prize (Queensland College of Art). Rachael is a founding member of the feminist collective Level, with whom she undertook a Residency at The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle (2011); presented Food For Thought, a key project in the 2012 Next Wave Festival; and staged the participatory work ‘We need to talk’, a series of feminist picnics at the MCA, Sydney (2013) and GOMA, Brisbane (2014). Rachael is currently a Lecturer in Creative Practice at Deakin University and the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space.