Feminist Futures: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Panel Discussion

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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*Please note: this event has been rescheduled to April 13!*

Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Join us for 'Feminist Futures: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Panel Discussion' for an afternoon of events exploring the overlap between feminism, art and archiving practices.

The work of women, transgender and non-binary artists has been underrepresented within public art collections. While disrupting the white, cis-male art canon has been integral to the work of feminists for decades, what are some of the issues for those carrying on this work today?

PANEL DISCUSSION 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join a panel discussion featuring local artists and arts workers committed to questioning and challenging institutional collecting practices. Collectively, we will consider ways feminism might be used as a toolkit to strive for more meaningful collections.

Speakers:
Aisyah Sumito
Dunja Rmandic
Gemma Weston
Sharyn Egan
Moderated by Megan Hyde

ART+FEMINSIM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON 11:30am - 3:30pm
Join us at any stage throughout the afternoon for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! While anyone can contribute content to the world’s largest encyclopaedia, only 9% of contributors identify as female and less than 1% as trans or non-binary. Help improve those statistics by learning how to create and edit Wikipedia content.

"Please note to bring your own laptop or tablet!* Some resources will be available on artists from Western Australia.

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Art+Feminism:
is a campaign for improving the coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centres to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.

Image: Kelly Doley, Things Learnt About Feminism #1 - #95 (detail), ink on 220 gsm card, 52 x 60 cm (95 pieces),
CCWA 956 © Courtesy of the artist.

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

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