Eve Glenn, Megan Evans, The Women’s Mural: Bomboniere to Barbed Wire, 1986, Gas & Fuel Office, Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, from the Women’s Art Register slide kit Women’s Murals.
The Women’s Mural Documentation Project will document the lifespan and significance of The Women’s Mural: From Bomboniere to Barbed Wire. Artists, Megan Evans and Eve Glenn, who created the mural in 1986 are working with the Women’s Art Register (Danielle Hakim and Sally Northfield) to collect documentation surrounding the development of the original mural, the women depicted, its history over the last 30 years and the recent commentary and interactions on the site.
The Women’s Mural: Bomboniere to Barbed Wire represents a significant example of Melbourne’s world famous collection of street art. Its defacement in February 2016 has caused an overwhelming outpour of community opinion –we are now calling on community members to engage in a discussion about the role and meaning of this important mural and assist us with the documentation of its contribution to the Australian cultural landscape.
To find out how to contribute ideas, recollections, photos and other ways you can get involved click here!