Julie Ewington

Future Feminist Archive – March 2015 Launch for 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year

Future Feminist Archive is a yearlong project across Australia, in which artists, archivist and art historians engage with archives and collections of all kinds to create exhibitions, workshops, performances and publishing outcomes. Future Feminist Archive is, therefore, styled as a “hypothetical” question. The project will forge connections between diverse community histories and current ideas relating…

Lisa Tolcher "Journey into the Inner Sanctum" 2015 (detail)

“Taking Up Space” – Articulate Gallery

Opening Friday 6 March, 6-8pm Saturday 7 March to Sunday 22 March Articulate Project Space 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 to 5 (unless otherwise stated) Artists in Taking Up Space: Anka Leśniak, Anke Stäcker, Anne Graham, Barbara Halnan, Che Ritz, Elizabeth Ashburn, Georgina Brinkman, Helen M Sturgess, India Zegan, Janine…

Girls at the Tin Sheds Posters

Girls at the Tin Sheds: DUPLICATED – Sister show to GIRLS AT THE TIN SHEDS

Curated by Louise Mayhew February 26 – March 21. Throughout the 1970s and 80s the Tin Sheds was a cultural epicentre. Open access screen-printing facilities drew students, artists and activists through its doors. They left with posters advertising marches, dances, films, community concerns and political outrage. Two exhibitions (one at Sydney University Art Gallery and…

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Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive

SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts University of Sydney, Kirkbride Way, Rozelle Thursday 5 March – Saturday 28 March 2015 The Australian feature film renaissance and the emergence of a new ‘women’s cinema’ occurred at the same time, but the story of feminist filmmaking in Australia is less well known and in danger of…

Girl at the Tin Sheds Posters

GIRLS AT THE TIN SHEDS: SYDNEY FEMINIST POSTERS 1975–90

A selection of posters chiefly from University Collections featuring the women artists and poster-makers who worked at the Tin Sheds, a hothouse for social and political debates. From the mid- seventies feminism, Aboriginal rights and the environmental movement galvanised the Tin Sheds, most visible in the explosion of dazzling and provocative posters. Some were collectively…

Artist Archive, (installation view) in 'Situation' at MCA, 2005

Download the Future Feminist Archive March Events

Add your IWY project to the Contemporary Art and Feminism Calendar to promote all visual art and related events over the year — from Hobart to Wollongong and beyond! To see what’s coming up throughout March download the Future Feminist Archive March Events Program (PDF) or visit the CAF Calendar.

Download the FFA Symposium Program

This symposium brings together artists, archivists, filmmakers, curators and art historians to discuss ways to recover lost Feminist archives and to imagine the new. Future Feminist Archive is, therefore, styled as a “hypothetical” question. To find out more about what’s on at the AGNSW as part of the FFA Symposium, download the FFA Symposium Program (PDF)

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Euraba Papermakers

Euraba is for everyone, we don’t specifically see ourselves as feminist but we are a group of strong women, carving out a path for ourselves with the support of many others. The installation at SCA Gallery is based on the medicinal Eura leaf. The Story of Euraba is distinctive not the least because it was…

Pinaree Sanpitak, Breast Stupa Topiary, 2013 Stainless steel. Dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Installation view, Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia, 2014 . Photo: silversalt photography

Collection+: Pinaree Sanpitak

Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak is renowned for a diverse body of work that has its origins in her feeling for the female form and which reflects her sophisticated approach to materials. While attending to the sensual possibilities suggested by a breadth of materials that includes painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, performance and the culinary arts,…