Event: f generation

f generation: feminism, art, progressions is a collaborative platform for exploring feminism in contemporary art. 2015 marks 40 years since International Women’s Year in 1975. During that year key feminist art events took place at George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne Student Union. These included a pivotal lecture by renowned international artist and theorist Lucy…

Alison Alder at Future Feminist Archive in Wollongong

Alison Alder and Mini Graff are Future Feminist Archive artist/researchers based at Wollongong Art Gallery. Alison reports from the University of Wollongong Archive where she is researching the Kembla Coal and Coke Miners’ Women’s Auxiliary. Alison’s first assignment as a raw arrival to Redback Graphix from Melbourne in 1984, was to make a poster for the KCC…

#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…

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.  

Poster for Kelly Doley show at Boxcopy, Queensland

Art: Yes & No: Things Learnt About Feminism

Kelly Doley: Yes & No: Things Learnt About Feminism Opening Saturday 18 October 6-8pm, at Boxcopy Forum 2pm Sunday 19 October Exhibition continues to 8 November 2014 Commissioned by Boxcopy, Brisbane, 282 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000 In 2012 Sydney based artist Kelly Doley initiated The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, a project whereby she invited 16 participants from…

Curating Feminism Keynote Lecture

Curatorial Activism: Toward an Ethics of Curating Professor Maura Reilly coined the phrase ‘curatorial activism’ several years ago to address an urgent need in the contemporary art world for curatorial strategies that provide alternatives to exclusionary models of collecting and display that continue to re-produce inequality under the aegis of the art historical canon (and…

Exhibition: The f Word

The f Word, Contemporary Art in Australia Second instalment at Ararat Regional Art Gallery Opening event Saturday August 30, With artist talks at 1pm by Laurene Dietrich, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Georgia MacGuire, Inez de Vega and Lyndal Walker Official opening remarks at 2pm Exhibition open to the public from August 28 to October 12, 2014 The f…

Papers: 2014 Luce Irigaray Conference

Topologies of Sexual Difference  Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, Melbourne, Australia Wednesday 10 December to Friday 12 December 2014 The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, with the support of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, will host an interdisciplinary conference inspired by Luce Irigaray and her thinking…