This group is a growing community of people who identify as feminist killjoys, or who wish to learn more about the figure of the feminist killjoy in a respectful and inclusive setting. The project is inspired by the work of Sara Ahmed, and her blog feministkilljoys.com.
Public sessions run every last Saturday of the month on Darug land in Blacktown, and are led by a core group of five young artists working in collaboration with mentor Rajni Shah, co-ordinator Sanki Tennakoon and creative facilitator Ellen O’Brien. For more information visit facebook.com/FeministKilljoysRG.
Throughout 2019, we’re supporting a number of diverse projects from young people and emerging practitioners as part of the Young Residents Program. All artists have strong voices and sharp insights into contemporary practice and cultural representation, and their collective talents include literature, performance, live art, film and community practice. Feminist Killjoys Reading Group is part of the Young Residents Program.
Western Sydney University is the Young Residents Program founding partner. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.