The Beehive

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An anthology of texts and images exploring the unsolved murder of Juanita Nielsen. On July 4th, 1975 Juanita Nielsen, low-income housing activist, style icon, and journalist, known for her large beehive hairdo, went to what she believed was a “business meeting” at The Carousel Club, Kings Cross, and vanished, never to be seen again. Texts by Pedro de Almeida, Christopher Peterson, Oxana Timofeeva, and Nicholas Miroeff, with contributions from Jennine Khalik, Kilia Tipa, Pat Fiske, Bronwyn Penrith, David Farrell, Ian Millis, Imogen Kelly, Julie Bates, and Meredith Burgmann.

The Beehive is an experimental film by Zanny Begg (2018) that examines the unsolved murder of Juanita Nielsen through themes of gentrification, colonization, gender, and activism.

160pp, full-colour, edited by Jose da Silva and Zanny Begg.
Design by Suzanne Boccalatte.
Published by UNSW Galleries.

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