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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.

Please note: the participation of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers was pending successful funding, and unfortunately funding was not procured.


Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 is generously supported by The Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and The Australian Research Council.

For more information, visit www.wafa.net.au and https://doingfeminism-sharingtheworld.tumblr.com/ or view the event program here

or contact wafamelb@gmail.com

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


We acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which this symposium will take place, along with the Wurundjeri and all Kulin Nations, and we extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past and present, and to all First Nations people.

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