WOMEN, FEMINISM & ART IN AUSTRALIA
Saturday 10 September 12 – 2:30pm
You are warmly invited to a Workshop for the Women, Feminism and Art in Australia project with Anne Marsh on Saturday 10th September from 12pm – 2.30pm. All welcome!
For the Workshop, Anne will give an introduction to the project and we invite artists to present and discuss 5 images of their recent work in relation to feminism.
Please send EOI including 5 images to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 7th September.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The overarching aim of this project is to investigate the impact of feminism on contemporary Australian art, revealing the roles and interactions between gender, race, class and ethnicity. Australia is experiencing a renaissance in contemporary visual arts engaged with feminist themes and issues. The project will unpack the complexities of feminism as seen through the eyes of Australian visual artists. It does not assume a uniform feminism, but speaks of feminisms plural and will engage with a wide-ranging demographic. The emphasis on revealing the roles and interactions between gender, class, race and ethnicity opens up a critical dialogue within and between cultures around gender identity. In so doing the research will compel critical debate and give voice to complex positions, highlighting different interpretations rather than a unified point of view.
Professor Anne Marsh is Professorial Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Her books include: The Culture of Photography in Public Space (Intellect, 2015, ed. with Melissa Miles and Daniel Palmer), Performance Ritual Document (Macmillan, 2014), LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography, since 1980 (Macmillan, 2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (Quintus/University of Tasmania, 2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire (Macmillan, 2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australian, 1969-1992 (Oxford University Press, 1993, Kindle edition 2015). Anne has published widely in journals and magazines, and has been Melbourne contributing editor for Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts since 1997. In 2015 she curated Performance Presence/Video Time at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. She has received generous support for her research from the Australian Research Council most recently for Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970 (ARC Discovery Project 2016-2018).