UTS Library

Ella Cutler: Just Spaces Exhibition

Ella Cutler: Just Spaces 

Ella is a UTS Masters of Design student who works extensively on the production of zines, illustrations, and text-based works exploring the representation of women and non-binary identities,  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities. Her works draw upon conversations and experiences of gender and sexuality.

Exhibition opening
UTS Library | Level 2
5:30pm - 7.30 pm, Thursday 5 April 
All are welcome, refreshments will be served

On Display
3 - 27 April 2018
UTS Library | Level 2 Stairwell 

Just Spaces presents a series of works on paper that respond to two workshops facilitated by Ella, which encouraged anonymous conversation and explored solutions to the micro-aggressions faced daily by Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer (LBPQ) women and non-binary identities. The exhibition is an intimate display of the issues that affect LBPQ identifying people in day-to-day life, which speak to greater systemic problems regarding equality and acceptance within our society. Many of the works on paper use Risograph printing methods utilising; text, stitching, folding and double sided imagery to explore concepts of inclusion, the creation of safe spaces and finding solutions to problems. This body of work stems from Ella’s research and presents the outcomes from the workshops, which have been visually transcribed by Ella in order to develop dialogue and education around the issues of discrimination and inclusion.

The Risograph is a Japanese duplicator that uses a printing process similar to silkscreen printing. It is an inexpensive option for artists, publishers or organisations who require production runs of 50 to 10,000 prints of the same image with a hand-made look and feel. Because the Risograph has the availability of a varied palette, designers and artists have begun adapting these machines to produce colourful and unique works.  Ella is also the founder and owner of the small Risograph press and studio: Saints Press.  

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties.