The Lightning Furies is a bike gang of tough women and non-binary folks. When they take to the streets, children wave, drivers get out of the way, and lycra-clad cyclists choose a different route.
When you sign up to be a Lightning Fury, you’ll make bike accessories, learn percussion, and take on a secret gang identity. Clad in pink, gold and black, the Furies will hit the streets, pedalling through Newcastle in a cacophony of bicycle bells, a rush of handlebar tassels. Learn to be your bravest self, ride in a pack, and smash the patriarchy with boots and glitter.
Participation in this work is for women, transgender and non-binary folks. Non-participants can see the Furies from the street (the route will be advertised closer to the performance).
BYO bicycle, or borrow one for the ride. Places are limited to 20 so sign up now.
Created & Performed by Snapcat: Anna Dunnill and Renae Coles
Anna Dunnill is an artist and writer from Perth. Her solo work is based in text and drawing, but expands into embroidery, ceramics and stick-and-poke tattoo. She writes essays and fiction, and is one half of collaborative duo Snapcat.
Renae Coles is an artist and arts marketeer, currently managing communications at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Presently focussed on her Snapcat collaboration with Anna Dunnill, her solo artistic practice has seen her working with installation, painting, performance and community art. Renae’s interests include social architecture, play and design.