Event details


Date and time

  • Friday 13 November, 1pm-2pm

Event type

  • Talk


Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration required
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Friday Talk

BYO Handicraft: Contemplating Kate Just's In my skin

Friday 13 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm


‘Knitting in public turns the interiority of the domestic outward.’ (Bratich & Brush, 2011)

Feminist thinkers and artists have long contemplated the cultural politics of crafts associated with women, particularly textile production. Kate Just’s knitted work In my skin, currently on display in (Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, is an invitation to think about this history of thinking and writing. In order to explore this work’s impact and meaning, the session will be conducted in the spirit of a ‘knitting circle’ where participants will experientially investigate the ongoing links between feminist activism, women’s crafts, and the praxis of women’s studies. BYO handicraft!

Join Chantal Bourgault Du Coudray, Lecturer in Gender Studies, to contemplate Kate Just's In my skin.

Campus Partner: Discipline of History


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected].

Image: Kate Just, In my skin (detail), 2011, hand and machine knitted acrylic yarn, 178 x 88 x 1cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. © and courtesy the artist. Photo credit: Catherine Evans.