When: Tuesday, 17 September - Sunday, 22 September
Where: TAP Gallery , 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
How much: FREE
It's baaaaack! That celebration of all things punani, foo foo and vagina with one message — love your lady parts. Philip Werner's photographic exhibition 101 Vagina is en route to the TAP Gallery as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival so "get your bits out, they're all fine" (if you watch the promo video that should make more sense).
The last incarnation of 101 Vagina back in June at Redfern's 107 Projects was met with a flurry of complaints. Police ordered the floor-to-ceiling windows at the entry to the building covered to protect the eyes of unwitting passers-by, and disappointed vagina lovers responded by heaping on yet more love. Expect an even greater turnout to this iteration of 101 Vagina, which launches with a night of spoken word performance, talks from a #vaginasoit editor and sex educator and therapist Nikki Goldstein, Vaginal Mary Confessional (confess your sins to a living breathing vagina), Vagina Crafternoon and a vagina soap display. Vagina!
The exhibition is from Werner's coffee-table book of the same name, which features black-and-white stills of full-frontal vaginas and accompanying messages from the subjects. The show will be up for three days at 107 Projects in a bid to not only celebrate but redirect the plight of the forgotten vagina. Tied up in all kinds of taboos, mandatory porno airbrushing and a dramatic increase in labiaplasty, it sounds like the old girls could use a breath of fresh air. So feel free to giggle, scream or get naked (but don't say it came from me).
By Ruby Lennon