Girl Genius 'Roundtable'
Featuring 2014 Girl Genius recipient Claudia Nicholson, 2015 Girl Genius recipient Marcia Swaby and 2016 Girl Genius recipient Sabella D’Souza. The discussion will be moderated by Miranda Samuels, Girl Genius co-founder and UNSW Art & Design graduate.
In this roundtable, Girl Genius co-founder, Miranda Samuels will facilitate a discussion with past Girl Genius Award winners. The event will be accompanied by a small and informal exhibition of recent work by the panelists.
The roundtable discussion will revolve firstly around recent works and research inquiries of Claudia, Marcia and Sabella, with an opportunity for the audience to ask further questions about panelists practices. Here, panelists will also reflect on their experience winning the Girl Genius award, and express their personal views on the existence of gendered prizes and exhibitions.
Secondly, the discussion will explore each artists experience at art school from the perspective of gender and cultural minority. Do they feel that their art school education has adequately addressed and prepared them for professional practice in an art world clearly affected by a gender bias? Furthermore, how does the experience of being both non-white and female play out at Australian art schools in the 21st century?