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Doing Feminism / Sharing the World explores participatory art practice and collective collaborations in a three-month program of artist residencies, artists' talks and a symposium. Its focus is on collaboration and participatory and public projects informed by a feminist ethics that addresses ‘sharing the world’.

Towards the end of the residency program, we will convene for a Symposium at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with participating artists, writers, critics and historians exploring issues associated with feminist participatory art and women art and feminism more broadly.

Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 seeks to bring together diverging and complementary views on feminism, its history, practice and critical positions in the visual arts.

*trans and non-binary inclusive

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Professor Clare Hemmings is Professor of Gender Studies and Head of the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics. She is author of Bisexual Spaces: A Geography of Sexuality and Gender (2002), Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (2011) and Considering Emma Goldman: Feminist Political Ambivalence and Historical Imagination (in press with a launch date of December 2017).

Associate Professor Jennifer Biddle is Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), UNSW. She has worked with Warlpiri in Lajamanu for over two decades, as well as with other Central and Western Desert artists and art centres. Her book breasts, bodies canvas: Central Desert Art as Experience (UNSW Press 2007) modelled a ‘feminisation of the Dreaming’ in the Papunya Tula movement and Remote Avant-garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation (Duke UP 2016) models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands which covers approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT). Fibre artists Ilawanti Ungkutjuru Ken, Mary Katatjuku Pan and Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton will speak about their work and the Tjanpi Weavers. Please note that funding is pending for this event.

Doing Feminism / Sharing the World is generously supported by The Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, The Australian Research Council, The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and The City of Melbourne

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Image Credit: Tal Fitzpatrick, appliqué protest banners at the Black Friday Rally, Melbourne CBD, 2015.

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