‘Cathy’s Bling’ earrings
2013 - In the 2013 federal election an innovative and strong grassroots campaign led to the unexpected election of independent Cathy McGowan to the Victorian seat of Indi.
These small but mighty earrings were created by a volunteer in one of several ‘craft hubs’ across the Indi electorate. The hubs served a fundraising and recruitment purpose, but they were also spaces for the discussion of political and social issues. In later years, McGowan’s campaign strategy was imitated by other successful independent candidates.