Brenda Samuels, Powerade, 2015, oil on canvas. 30x30cm

Art: Paintings by Mum

‘Paintings by Mum is an exhibition of paintings by Brenda Samuels, curated by her daughter Miranda. It runs from the 7th August – 22nd August at Airspace Projects, Marrickville. The show utilises housework as a curatorial strategy to explore ideas surrounding the value of housework, mother-daughter collaborations, intergenerational feminisms and the demographic of the ’emerging…

Bussaraporn Thongchai, Me and Mom, 2010

Exhibition: My Sisters and other Ghosts

Please join Jasmin Stephens for the opening of My Sisters and other Ghosts – Genevieve Chua, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp and Bussaraporn Thongchai – on Saturday 29 August at 3pm at The Cross Art Projects, Sydney. Sydney-based Phaptawan Suwannakudt, writer Denise Thwaites and Jasmin will introduce the exhibition on behalf of the artists. My Sisters and other Ghosts…

#dearministerforwomen

Angry about the state of affairs in Australia at the moment? Want an outlet? #dearministerforwomen is an online art activist forum open to anyone to voice their dissatisfaction with the current political and social climate. We would love people to stage their own form of protest, document and hashtag #dearministerforwomen it will become a snapshot…

Call Out: Full Flight participants, 1980-1983

Future Feminist Archive brings together a cross-section of people in communities across NSW to  to discuss ways to create connections between local archives and local feminist histories. Led by community members and archive specialists it aims to consider ways of recovering archives that have been forgotten. It explores new relationships between archives and feminism. Future…

Guerilla Archives on the Illawarra

Archives can be rich sources of information, inspiration and practical advice for artists, film‐makers and others. Within unassuming boxes, cabinets and other storage areas can be found a treasure trove of documents, artefacts, artworks and audiovisual material. Photographs, film, drawings, prints, letters, manuscripts, publications as well as other more ephemeral material such as pamphlets and…

The Guerrilla Girls’ 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore’s 2015 version. ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Maura Reilly: Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Published in the WOMEN IN THE ART WORLD June 2015 edition of ARTnews, Maura Reilly’s article brings into focus the on-going issues that form gender inequality in the contemporary art world. Read an excerpt from Reilly’s compelling essay below. TAKING THE MEASURE OF SEXISM: FACTS, FIGURES, AND FIXES BY Maura Reilly “Despite encouraging signs of women’s…

Mini Graff at FFA in Wollongong

            The news story that “inspired” Mini Graff: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/06/johns-davids-and-ians-outnumber-female-chief-executives-in-ftse-100 Visit Mini Graff: http://www.minigraff.com/ LIKE Mini on Facebook This work by Mini Graff was produced as part of Mini’s Future Feminist Archive residency at Wollongong Art Gallery. Mini’s residency was supported by Arts NSW.  

A New Feminine?

A New Feminine? was an exhibition curated by Rafaela Pandolfini at Sydney gallery Airspace Projects in April 2015. Taking inspiration from interviews with Antony Hegarty (the incredible voice behind Antony and the Johnsons) Pandolfini’s organising principle has generated an exhibition that asks us to reconsider the feminine as a multiplicity of differing understandings of the world and how we live in it.…

Future Feminist Archive and DAAO in Wollongong

FUTURE FEMINIST ARCHIVE WOLLONGONG SYMPOSIUM & HOW TO DAAO WORKSHOP Sunday 10 May, 1-4pm, Wollongong Art Gallery Future Feminist Archive Wollongong Symposium, 1-2pm With Jo Holder (FFA co-convenor), artists Alison Alder and Mini Graff, archivist Susan Jones (Wollongong University) and Gillian Fuller (UNSW) & Eric Riddler (AGNSW archives). For the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year, Future…

Lee Lozano’s Decide to Boycott Women (Re-performed)

Lee Lozano’s Decide to Boycott Women (Re-performed) Elizabeth Pulie 28th – 29th March 2015, Marrickville Garage In August 1971 Lee Lozano commenced her conceptual work, Decide to Boycott Women. Initially a month-long experiment wherein she refused to speak to women in order to ‘improve communication’ with them, Lozano ultimately maintained this work for the rest of…