101 Vagina Exhibition is coming to SYDNEY !
101 Vagina Exhibition:
Thu 27 – Sun 30 June, 12 – 5 pm
Festival of the Vagina:
Saturday 29 June 2013, 12 – 5 pm
107 Projects – 107 Redfern St. Redfern
101 Vagina Exhibition:
The exhibition will comprise all 101 photos and stories from the 101 Vagina coffee-table book.
There will be a wall that other artists can display their work on. Bring your vagina art !
Festival of the Vagina:
See below for lineup. Contributors list will be updates as people are confirmed.
Book Publishing & Printing:
101 Vagina is published by Taboo Books, Melbourne.
Proudly printed locally in Melbourne on 40% recycled content FSC paper with soy based inks.
The Book will be for sale at special price of $50. Retail price is $60.
Entry is by voluntary donation to cover event costs. We suggest:
$2 = I’m totes pov; $5 = I’m totes pov, but I care about art and vaginas
$10 = I have an income; $15 = I have an income and I care about art and vaginas.
We believe this event is worth more than four coffees, and will give you a better high :)
What’s it all about?
101 Vagina is about breaking down the taboo around vaginas and body image shame generally. It confronts the lies we are told about what’s normal and celebrates our uniqueness and diversity. 101 Vagina is also about the sharing of story, of experience; the passing down of knowledge and wisdom.
This book contains 101 beautiful black and white photos of 101 women, along with a message, story or poem written by each woman to accompany their photo. The messages are candid and span the spectrum of emotions. They are raw and honest and form a small compendium of women’s experiences with their bodies and womanhood in general, with a focus on the vagina.
101 Vagina is light and profound, cheeky and deep.
Some photos from the event.
See more photos from the event here:
Lineup of performers, speakers, musicians:
All day features:
– Vagina Crafternoon – Big Vagina Photo Booth – Decorate your own Muff Muffin – Vagina Tample – 101 Vagina Exhibition – Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Vagina (?) –
|Time||Mic / Stage|
|12:15:00||Spoken word set|
|13:00:00||Moz Troniquz in acustica: Music|
|13:30:00||Vaginal Mary Confessional starts|
|14:00:00||Three Sisters Katoomba: Music|
|15:00:00||Spoken word set|
|16:00:00||Speakers: Matty Silver, Jacqueline, Nicolette, Philip.|
– Spoken Word & Poetry –
– Live Music –
– Vagina Crafternoon –
Bring your own crafty stuff or just bring your creativity and make some vaginas happen.
– Make your own Muff Muffin –
Decorate a muffin to make it look like a muff-in !
– Vaginal Mary Confessional –
Confess your sins face-to-face to a living breathing vagina.
– Big Handmade Vaginas –
Get your friends to take a photo of your head emerging from a giant vagina !
– Vagina Temple –
revisYONIng the sacRED by cosmatrika
– Jacqueline Hellyer –
Sex therapist, relationship coach, tantra teacher:
– Jessie Ray –
– The Three Sisters Katoomba –
Live ukulele three-piece band
– Matty Silver –
Sex Therapist, Sex Columnist & Journalist
– Nicolette Bell –
Blogger, sex worker, yogi
Feedback from the Melbourne Festival of the Vagina:
“Great event. Lovely, beautiful, funny, inspiring. Thank you especially to all the wonderful women who shared their stories.” – Lisa Farrance
“Such an incredible event! all the different things going on, seeing people absorbing the images and messages, watching books going off to their new coffee table homes… such an important and beautiful celebration of vaginas, sexuality, life and people doing great things! congratulations on your creative birth Philip! :)” – Jane Honeyrider
“Ever had a dream to do something that others might think is odd? Last night hundreds of people came down to the book launch of 101-vagina, inspiring hundreds of women to just LOVE and accept themselves… all because of a simple artistic dream and whim of an inspired photographer who instead of being told that because of gender or social judgement he shouldn’t do this… he stepped up and did it anyway and proved in the turn out how MUCH the world needs this right now. If you have a dream, a crazy urge…and artistic whim and it speaks to you… dont put it on the side just because it might be a bit of work… the world NEEDS your inspiration… people EXPAND because YOU create and shine… so who ever you are… i plee… pick up your project and make it your passion… even for just a little while.. see how much that reverberates around you. x (thank you Philip Werner for your inspiration, drive and commitment to your heart and passion…)” – Fleassy Malay
“Amazing. Even finding the place, negotiating the alley ways, sensing and feeling the rounded cobble stones only to be greeted at a smiling doorway that opened to an incredible chamber of intimate intrigue and explosive energy. The vibe was warm and supportive. What a great place to be. Beautiful stories.” – Jacqui Dreessens
“Wonderful event, wonderful vibes, wonderful people, thankyou Philip and everyone else involved. wandering the city after the event with that beautiful white book cradled in my arms, i was looking at people around me, wondering if they knew the significance/meaning of this book, wanting to show people i walked past and say look at this ! isnt it awesome?” – Bek Kelly
“It was amazing to be involved! Bring on 101 Penis, I’ve found volunteers already : )” – Matt Glass
“What a great night!! very exciting to see so many people turn up and show such interest and support in something so important. thanks philip for asking me to help organise crafternoon, i think i have found a new love in making vagina tiaras! oh, and for creating the space for me to do something truly terrifying, but liberating. heres to taking risks and living at our edge!!” – Marcelle Cowen
This quote is often also attributed to Banksy.
I would probably say “can” rather than “should”, but you get the idea.