Review Conference Bring a Plate: Feminist Cultural Studies Conference University of Melbourne
10-12 December 1993
Overseas contract workers from the Philippines support their families and their country as whole through many lonely years of exile.
Published March 1994
How do we define ourselves? What are the choices for women these days?
"Women in art must look to the future as they have no past" said Mary Cecil Allen at an opening of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors in 1935. A critical examination of the current art practices of women in Australia.
Women's courses since the 1970s have become a familiar if marginalised component of most art school curricula, their initial aim being to compensate for the absence of women in the Art History and Theory syllabus and to encourage the development of feminist art practices.
Australian women artists still see grey skies when they look out of their studio windows. This study examines the experiences of women in the hierarchical Australian contemporary art scene.
Written with Barbara Holloway Exhibition review Joe Blow: A very erotic art exhibition by Jo Ernst
Adam and Eve Gallery Canberra
Article written with Karen Dayman Works being produced by senior indigenous women artists around Western Australia use figurative elements as well as symbols to doucment their own histories during a period of unprecedented social and environmental upheaval.
Discussion of the work of Aboriginal artist Hope Neill
Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
During the past 8 years or so there have been two distinctive strands of activity which women artists have pursued in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Both are concerned with questions of identity. Artists Fiona Pardington, Emily Karaka, Shona Davies, Christine Webster and Robyn Kahukiwa.
Book review: Sight Lines Women's art and Feminist Perspectives in Australia Sandy Kirby Craftsman House Sydney 1992 RRP $75
The Women's Art Register contains a public access slide library of 20,000 slides, 14,000 information folders representing (as at 1994) 2,400 Australian based women artists.