Pass the Banana, Gertrude!


The Guerrilla Girls have been honouring female artists in their own special way since 1985, and this year they were honoured themselves when Franklin Furnace founder Martha Wilson gave her BAXten Passing It On Award to GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand. This unique award requires each recipient to choose another individual or organisation to pass on the prize money to. As she handed it over, Ms Wilson was heard to say, 'I want these wylie, wired, next-generation feminists to take over the world.' The Guerrilla Girls gave birth to GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand in 2001, with the specific goal of tackling 'the primordial discrimination of our technologized world'. The interactive site lets you download posters, buy merchandise, learn more about about the Girls' activities and peel your own bananas. Featuring feminist funerals and fembots, it's fantastically full of the F-word! - Helen Varley Jamieson