'Subterranean Femmes. An exhibition of women street artists deep in Melbourne’s underground.'
11/24/2020

Subterranean Femmes. An exhibition of women street artists deep in Melbourne’s underground: The ladies of street art are rising again.

Online PR News – 24-November-2020 – Melbourne, Victoria – Media Release, for immediate release: For media enquiries please contact Manda Lane on 0424531002 or Edie Black on 0481340011.

“Subterranean Femmes. An exhibition of women street artists deep in Melbourne’s underground. Postponed for 8 months due to Melbourne’s extended lockdown, on December 3rd, the ladies of street art are rising again.

Underground is the natural thriving space for those considered outside the norm, cultures of resistance, and whose work is at the margins of the acceptable. Subterranean Femmes is a celebration and exposition by female street artists in Narrm (Melbourne) that highlights the underground as a space of fierce resistance, powerful growth and the beating heart of Melbourne’s arts culture.

The exhibition opening the evening of December 3rd will showcase 12 practising street artists. Fittingly the exhibition will be held in the “Dirty Dozen”, Campbell’s Arcade, in the subway between Degraves St and Flinders St Station.

Initially slated to open in early March, the ladies of street art could not be more delighted to announce the new date and new lineup: Cit Cat, Edie Black, Empire of stuff, Manda Lane, Larissa MacFarlane, Lyn Bremnar, My Head’s a Jungle, N2o, Renee Mitchell, Suki, Viki Murray, and Amanda Newman

“Lockdown has been incredibly difficult for artists. Many have lost their jobs, not had access to their studios or exhibitions, and importantly, not had access to each other. Street art is often a social practice. Not being able to play in the city and make beautiful things together has had a huge impact on us all. From the get-go, this exhibition was about making connections. It’s a fitting end to lockdown that we re-emerge and can re-engage with each other and the city“ said artist N20 Jo.

“It has been exactly 8 months since our initial opening date. That’s how long Melbourne has been in some form of lockdown. The perfect ending to lockdown for this group of artists is that we come together and build something beautiful again for Melbourne. There have even been babies born amongst our original line-up. It's been a time of hiatus, but also enormously creative.” said artist Edie Black.

“This is a great demonstration of the resilience of Melbourne’s arts culture. We’re thrilled to be able to open up this space and let Melbourne into a taste of our world.” said artist Manda Lane.

Follow @ subterraneanfemmes on Insta for updates. “