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April 1 – 12 August, 2019

Nina Ross: That Takes Balls

  • Nina Ross

Cara, Edith, Eden, unnamed, Rhonda, Maddison, unnamed, Kym, unnamed, unnamed, unnamed, Bette, Michelle, Toyah, unnamed, Erana, Jacqueline, Dannyll, Kristie, unnamed, Gayle, Nicole, Julie, Beverley, Mara, Pamela, Fahima, Kristina, Dawn, Mary, unnamed, Samantha, Laa, Nicole, Michelle, Fatima, Amanda, Jan, Larissa, Eurydice, Qi, unnamed, Caroline, unnamed, unnamed, Karen, Cynda, Katrina, Debbie, unnamed, Cecilia, unnamed, Kay, Teah, unnamed, Simone, Katherine, Kerrie, unnamed, Marija, Le Ngoc, Sally, Radmila, Mary, Nowra, Nancy, Amelia, Antonia, Margaret.

69 women were murdered due to violence in Australia in 2018.*

That takes balls is a response to the culture of gendered violence against women in Australia. Presented on CCP’s public-facing Night Projection Window, the work confronts the safety and visibility of women in public space, as well as broader problems of cultural attitudes towards women and girls.

*The artist would like to acknowledge the time and research of Destroy the Joint, who count every known death due to violence against women in Australia, verified by police and media reports.

Nina Ross

Nina Ross is a Naarm (Melbourne) based artist who draws on individual experiences to interrogate the use of visual and textual language within political and personal spheres. Using the body, her work speaks to current global issues, while giving a voice to personal narratives and concerns.

Nina’s work engages in collaborative practice including co-founding Artists’ Committee (2017) and Artists’ Subcommittee (2018) and is a founding member of the Arts/Mums Collective (2015). Currently Nina is collating research, conducted with artists Jessie Scott and Lizzy Sampson- which proposes practical ways in which galleries can support working artists who are also parents.