“She Wants an Output” is one of the library’s newest exhibits that you won’t want to miss this fall. It highlights the 1980s punk rock music scene in Ottawa through the work of two women who were involved.
The centerpiece of the exhibit, located on the gallery wall, is a composition of appliqued blankets representing stages in Mary Anne Barkhouse’s life as an artist while recording with punk bands like Restless Virgins. On display in the main exhibit case is an eclectic selection from Julia Pine’s collection of zines, flyers, records and other ephemera from her involvement as a musician, producer, writer and community organizer during that time.
The exhibit was curated by Michael Davidge and will be on display until the end of October.