1971

Craig Walsh

FREE OUTDOOR INSTALLATION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY AT DUSK

September 7 – September 17: UNC’S Polk Place
September 19 – September 29: Chapel Hill Public Library
(closed September 18)

Enhance your experience: visit cpa1971.oncell.com for information on the featured participants, including oral history clips that you can listen to while viewing the installation.

The 19th Amendment—which opened the door for many women to vote—was not ratified in North Carolina until 1971. In 1971, the inaugural outdoor art installation by Carolina Performing Arts, large-scale projections will pay homage to women who have blazed a trail in the work for voting rights in our state.

Part of acclaimed Australian projection artist Craig Walsh’s Monuments series, subjects were chosen by a curatorial panel representing the Carolina Women’s Center, Chapel Hill Public Library, and the Southern Oral History Program.

Craig Walsh has become widely known for his pioneering works including innovative approaches to projection mapping in unconventional sites. His site-responsive works have animated natural environments and features such as trees, rivers and mountains, as well as public art projects in urban and architectural space. He is also renowned for his site interventions at live events, including iconic works at music festivals across Australia and internationally.

FREE EVENT

1971: A Discussion

Friday, Sept. 20 | 7:30 PM

Chapel Hill Public Library

Free & Open to the Public

Join 1971 curators Gloria Thomas (Carolina Women’s Center) and Jennifer Standish (Southern Oral History Program) and installation honoree Mary Phillips for an engaging discussion. Hear about the perspectives Thomas and Standish each brought to their curatorial work, Phillips’s lifelong dedication to social justice issues and how the voter ID law changed her perspective on activism, and much more.