Vivienne Binns OAM is a pioneer of feminist art practice in Australia. Born in 1940 in Wyong, she attended East Sydney Technical College. Her teachers included Dorothy Thornhill, John Olsen, Godfrey Miller and John Passmore. In 1962 Binns encountered the work of Mike Brown and the Imitation Realists at Rudy Komon Gallery. Her most recent work in painting and assemblage is an extension of her prior community and feminist practice. Her ongoing love and interest in found materials and domestic patterns where she cajoles life into art. Now in her 80s, she lives and works in Kamberri/Canberra.