Image: Angel wearing Tania's Angry Underwear at Wild Fyre men’s club in Brooklyn, New York, 1988 (detail). Photography by Tania Ferrier

Tania Ferrier’s new exhibition Pop Porn is a reverent acknowledgement of women’s experiences and an investigation into the representation of women in popular pornography of the 1980s.

This City of Fremantle Art Collection exhibition presents a series of Ferrier’s new print works and short animated videos alongside a survey of her internationally renowned Angry Underwear project.

Continuing Ferrier’s decades-long feminist practice, the new body of digital prints use photo-montage processes to reassemble ‘taboo’ 1980’s Playboy centrefolds. Challenging misogynistic gender ideals and giving voice to feminine authority, Ferrier reimagines women’s bodies from passive, objectified figures into dynamic surrealist forms.

The new works featured in Pop Porn were developed while Ferrier was in residence at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021.

Artist

Tania Ferrier

Curators

  • André Lipscombe, City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator
  • Tania Ferrier

Artworks for Sale

Works in Pop Porn are for sale.

Browse and purchase works from our online store.

You can also purchase the exhibition catalogue and calendar.

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Artist Talk 1pm Sat 13 Aug

City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator Andre Lipscombe will lead a conversation with Tania Ferrier regarding the development of her Calendar Pop Porn print collage series and the conceptual links with her 1990s Angry Underwear project. Find out more and register your attendance.

Curator Tours

Free Curator Tours are available fortnightly throughout the season from Wednesday 17 August onwards. Registration is essential. Please email [email protected] to secure your place.

Artist Workshop

Join Tania Ferrier in a free workshop 2–4pm Saturday 1 October, where you can make your very own Angry UnderwearRegistration essential as places are limited.

Quiet Hour

The hour between 9–10am is quiet hour, and available on request. Individuals, groups and families with special needs wanting to experience our exhibitions in a more relaxed, unhurried environment can request access to the galleries before they open to the public. Please contact [email protected] or phone 08 9432 9555 for more information.

The City of Fremantle Art Collection

The City of Fremantle Art Collection is grounded in the story of Fremantle, where artists have always chosen to work and live. It is the largest municipal collection in WA. Over five decades the collection has grown to over 1,500 pieces including paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and WA ceramics. The majority of the artworks both reflect and reveal Fremantle life – its people, relationships, work, culture, politics, social rituals, conflict and leisure time.

You can view a selection of works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection via the Collections WA portal. This new resource connects the public with stories of WA’s unique environment, history, culture, and identity via the cultural, creative and natural material held in collections all over the state.

 

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Pop Porn is supported by the Western Australian Government via the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries