• December 9, 2008
  • Posted by Marc

Rayna Fahey: The A’s To Our Q’s


Age: 29
Hometown: Taupo, Aotearoa New Zealand
Where do you now live?: Occupied Kulin Nation Lands, Melbourne, Australia
Where would you most like to live?: wherever my love and my baby live
Who was your first “hero” in life?: my mum
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off from work?: I’m a mum, work isn’t an on/off thing.  But when I get out of the house I most prefer to get out of the city.  And I’m quite fond of cross stitching.
What is your favorite color?: green
Who (or what) do you love?: people who ask questions

Wooster: Who and/or what are some of your influences? 

(Rayna Knyaginya)

Sylvia Pankhurst - British radical feminist suffragette, artist and anti-facist. Rayna Knyaginya - Bulgarian revolutionary who sewed the uprising flag in 1876. Emma Goldman, Eva Rickard, The Random Trollops. And all the women who have ever fought for justice and freedom with their beautiful strong creative voices.

Wooster: What other artists do you most admire?

Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sara Rahbar, Cross Stitch Ninja, Cat Mazza, Janie Terrano

Wooster: How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?

Traditional domestic craft with a revolutionary political analysis.  My art practice is direct action anti globalisation, anti speculation, pro community craftivism.


Wooster: What other talent would most like to have? 

I wish I could make up tunes.

Wooster: What is your greatest ambition?

to completely overhaul our global economic system and save the world

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