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CQU and Ironing Maidens raise bushfire funds at Adelaide Fringe

CQUniversity was a proud partner of a fundraising activity held during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, by matching ticket sales donated from the opening night of the Ironing Maidens’ new performance A Soap Opera. Patty Preece, an Associate Lecturer at CQUniversity, is a member of the Ironing Maidens, an award-winning electronic music duo. The Ironing Maidens put domestic labour, technology and the history of women into electronic music centre stage with their live electronic performance art piece. The duo has played to sold-out crowds at festivals and headline shows across the globe. Funds raised at the Opening Night performance held on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 were matched by CQUniversity and donated to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and RSPCA.

Patty Preece, Associate Lecturer and Creative Arts Technician at CQU and one of the creative duo said: “There was great press around the event and we won the weekly John Chattaway Innovation award!” Further details on the Ironing Maidens and the event is available at: http://www.kittykittybangbang.com.au/press-releases/ironing-maidens-a-soap-opera-adelaide-fringe

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