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…

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…

#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…

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…

University of Sydney Wikibomb

Do you love reading, writing and chocolate? The University of Sydney Wikibomb can give you all those things and more!  This unique, hands-on, edit-a-thon, will be the first in a series of events connected with the Women at Sydney: share, connect, change symposium. Wikipedia is a popular research resource in the wider community however there exists a…

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…