At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our galleries are open today 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Roberta Joy Rich

#FEAS Feminist Educators Against Sexism

#FEAS Feminist Educators Against Sexism

#FEAS The Game Show disrupts hierarchies of academy-based knowledge and brings research about contemporary everyday sexisms to the public with the intention to upend and reposition challenges to everyday sexisms as urgent participatory gameplay.

In a time of local and global political unrest and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the subtleties of ongoing and everyday gender inequalities are easily overshadowed, even though they continue to contribute directly to social and environmental injustices. With this creative development, #FEAS plans to put the spotlight firmly back on the injustices experienced by women and gender diverse people in a theatrical amplification of the current political state of play. They will do this through public pedagogies that make it possible to collectively attend and learn to respond together in times of rapid change. The residency will see #FEAS queering the format of an interactive live TV game show through performance and spin-the-wheel type participatory play, to interrupt the binary politics of win/lose and either/or to propose, try out and refine tools for grappling with complexity and nuance in increasingly divisive times.

About the Artists

Jo Pollitt – Lead artist, Co-writer and Director
Mindy Blaise – Researcher, Co-writer and Performer
Emily Gray – Researcher, Co-writer and Performer
Kelli McCluskey– Provocateur 

#FEAS are an Australian based, international feminist collective that was founded in 2016 and is co-led by Mindy Blaise, Emily Gray and Jo Pollitt. #FEAS are committed to developing arts-based interventions into sexisms in the academy and other informal educational spaces. We use a mix of humour, irreverence and collective action to interrupt and disarm both everyday and institutional sexisms within Higher Education and other spaces. Our interventions illustrate a feminism for our times that is creative, engaged, and affirmative. #FEAS feminism straddles the intersections of activism and academia as well as demonstrates the need for ongoing activism within academia.




Image: Dan Grant