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Isms: Feminist art and editorial histories

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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

111 Sturt Street

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How does gender bias affect the arts? What does the gender representation in national art collection tell us about our society?

As part of the public programs for Unfinished Business, join the conversation with leading art historians, curators and artists, who will reflect on the evolution of gender balance in the arts in the past 40 years and propose the new challenges we are facing today.

This symposium will be introduced by John Cruthers, SHEILA Foundation for Women in the Arts and convened by Vikki McInnes, Editor, Art & Australia, Co-Curator of Unfinished Business.

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  • Janine Burke, author, art historian, biographer and award-winning novelist. Curator, Australian Women Artists: 1840-1940, George Paton Gallery in 1975

  • Vikki McInnes, Editor, Art & Australia, Co-Curator of Unfinished Business and PhD candidate researching feminisms and the archive

  • Jacqueline Milner, Art Historian, Future Feminist Archive, University of Sydney, Future Feminist Archive

  • Elvis Richardson, Founder of CoUNTess, artist and co-curator of Unfinished Business

  • Gemma Weston, Curator, The Cruthers Collection, University of Western Australia

This symposium will be Auslan interpreted and available as a podcast after the event.


Image: Alex Martinis Roe, It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective 2015–17 (still of a ‘Bread and Dripping’ (1981) production still, courtesy of Margot Nash), three-channel video installation: HD video and 16mm film transferred to video with sound, including film material courtesy of Helen Grace, Pat Fiske and Margot Nash. Channel 1: 8:01 mins; Channel 2: 8:40 mins; Channel 3: 16:21 mins. Total running time: 33:02 mins. Courtesy the artist

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