Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
See: a series of public workshops in Hong Kong and Taipei involving artists, filmmakers, curators, architects, and writers engaged in alternative production and dissemination models based on generosity and sharing. http://www.aaa.org.hk/
Green Bans Art Walk
Five public guided walks between The Cross Art Projects Gallery and the Firstdraft Depot Project Space lead by a rotating group of expert speakers on the art, architecture and planning of the area covered in each walk. http://www.greenbans.net.au/green-bans-art-walk-2011
Indonesian Visual Arts Archive, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The IVAA collect art archives and facilitates research through both an online archive and a physical space in Yogyakarta. http://ivaa-online.org/
Jessie Street Library Archives, Sydney
The Jessie Street National Women’s Library archives document the lives of Australian women, the papers of women’s organisations and audio recordings. They cover topics from women’s rights, abortion law reform, contraception, rape crisis centres, the fight for equal pay, women in local government, and many more. The Archive includes over 2000 women's movement posters. http://www.nationalwomenslibrary.org/archives/
Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand
The LAGANZ aims to actively collect, preserve and make available for creative use the historical and cultural records of lesbians and gay men. http://laganz.org.nz/index.html
Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Project
A social history and contemporary art project centred on the historic institutions of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in Sydney; connecting past to present by engaging those who once resided in these institutions to actively participate in how their experiences are remembered, documented, and interpreted. http://www.parragirls.org.au/Memory-Project.php
The Reading Room, Bangkok
A contemporary art archive and library, containing resources on contemporary Thai art and international art reference books, including art history books, monographs, exhibition catalogues, art magazines, and electronic resources. http://readingroombkk.org/
FEMINIST COLLECTIONS, MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ORGANISATIONS
AWARE are putting women artists of the 20th century back into the history of art, making these forgotten or under recognised artists visible through archival work. http://www.awarewomenartists.com/en/
Barbara Cleveland (Formerly known as Brown Council), Sydney
Barbara Cleveland is an artist led collective directed by Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith. Working together for ten years under the title of Brown Council, the collective transitioned to Barbara Cleveland in 2016, taking their name from the mythic feminist performance artist (Barbara Cleveland) – who they recovered from the margins of Australian art history – and has been a key feature in their work since 2010. Since 2007, they have collectively made performance and video works that straddle the contexts of gallery and stage, and draw on the historical lineages of both the visual and performing arts. http://www.barbaracleveland.com.au/
Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Perth
Located at The University of Western Australia, the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is Australia’s largest specialist collection of women’s art. http://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/collections/ccwa
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn
Located within the Brooklyn Museum, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is dedicated to feminist art past, present and future. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa http://www.nationalwomenslibrary.org/archives/
Women’s Art Register, Melbourne
The Women’s Art Register is a ‘museum without walls’, documenting female artwork, articles on women artists in Australian art magazines, and paper documentation and ephemera. Are you an Australian Woman Artist? Add yourself to the register! http://www.womensartregister.org/
Women’s Gaze: Future Feminist Archive Symposium
Presented by Contemporary Art and Feminism and AGNSW, the Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive involved discussion between filmmakers Martha Ansara, Margot Nash and Jeni Thornley about ‘some of the ground breaking films they produced in the 70s’. https://contemporaryartandfeminism.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/womens-gaze-film-press-info-doc-logo-version-25-2-15.pdf
The associated exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts, Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive, curated by Loma Bridge and Margot Nash and Jeni Thornley, contributed ground-breaking Australian feminist films to the Future Feminist Archive.
Vimeo link to the Symposium panel Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive: https://vimeo.com/122498137
If I can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’
Based in Amsterdam, If I Can’t Dance produces art works and thematic programmes. If I Can’t Dance is dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. The title commemorates Emma Goldman, renowned feminist and anarchist activist. Follow the drop down links to see their archive. http://www.ificantdance.org/Agenda
LEVEL focuses on providing opportunities for female visual artists and generating dialogue around gender, feminism and contemporary art. This manifests in artist residencies, exhibition projects and exchanges, forums and critical discussions. http://levelari.wordpress.com/about/
The Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project recognises the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture. http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/
FEMINIST ART INSTITUTIONS: GALLERIES, MUSEUMS + SPACES
Whitechapel Gallery Archive, London
The Whitechapel Gallery Archive contains early records, director’s papers, exhibition files, photographs, printed and publicity materials, education files, audio-visual material, the gallery managers’ records, the Whitechapel Gallery Society records, and more. http://archive.whitechapelgallery.org/
ZKM exhibit art and media in thematically structured globally oriented exhibitions. Described as a ‘Mecca of Media Arts’ (Peter Weibel), the ZKM illustrates art’s development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through symposia and research activities. http://zkm.de/en,
FEMINIST ARTISTS, CURATORS, ACADEMICS
Alex Martinis Roe current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations, as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures.
Alison Alder is a visual artist whose work blurs the line between studio, community and social/political art practice.
Bec Dean edited Sexing the Agenda (Artlink, 2013 with Joanna Mendelssohn) and the co-curator of a recent festival investigating Australian culture through the lens of sex and gender – SEXES (2012, Performance Space with Deborah Kelly). Bec Dean is a curator and writer and former Co-Director at Performance Space in Sydney.
Barbara Cleveland (formerly known as Brown Council) is the collaborative practice of Sydney-based artists Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith exploring the contexts of gallery and stage in relation to performance drawing on the historical lineage of visual and performing arts.
Caroline Phillips Phillips’ transformation of her chosen materials and collaborative practices explore contemporary feminist materiality and aesthetics. As a freelance curator Phillips’ curated The ‘f’ Word from 2012-2014.
Deborah Kelly is a major Australian Feminist artist who has been selected to exhibit both in the Biennale of Sydney and the Biennale of Singapore. Kelly creates works which explore the human form and feminism to create socially engaging pieces.
Frances Barrett is a Sydney-based artist whose practice includes both individual and collaborative projects including Brown Council.
Guerrilla Girls Untiring in their efforts to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture using facts, humour and outrageous visuals
Josephine Starrs collaboration with Leon Cmielewski produces media art installations situated at the juncture of cinema, information visualisation and sublime landscape.
Kate Blackmore is a Sydney based artist who works across video, installation and performance. Her practice is centered on collaboration and often explores themes of violence, power and control. Blackmore is also a founding member of Brown Council.
Linda Brescia‘s work investigates the complex experiences of everyday life ranging from banal to extraordinary. Through such experiences, she creates characters that are re-introduced and performed in domestic and social environments.
Marie McMahon Artist and designer of the iconic ‘You Are On Aboriginal Land’ poster
Mary Callaghan is best known as an Australian film director, responsible for Greetings from Wollongong 1982, the feature Tender Hooks 1989 and her work with Rights of Passage 2013. However she was also a graphic designer and poster artist, working on a number of occasions solo or with her brother Michael Callaghan (1952-2012) and others such as Jan Mackay.
Fiona MacDonald is known for her installations of bodies of work that draw on local cultural traditions, social and natural history. Her work takes the form of ‘conversations’ about undercurrents in social processes of inclusion and exclusion.
Fiona Macdonald is an artist and theorist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her practice embraces a range of mediated processes, installations, and publications, and maintains an allegiance to the possibilities of a critical conceptual practice through collaborative acts of discourse.
Mish Meijers is a Tasmanian-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice experiments in surface tensions: how one material conforms or abrades against the matter of another distorting their worth in relation to popular culture and gender.
Perdita Phillips is an Australian artist primarily interested in the environment who often refers to scientific understanding in her work.
SODA_JERK is a 2-person art collective that works with sampled material to construct rogue histories and counter-mythologies. Drawing from archival imagery, Soda_Jerk works at the crossroads of experimental film, documentary and speculative fiction.
Steel City Pictures Film Works by Mary Callaghan
Tricky Walsh is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the integration of mysticism with scientific reasoning.
Vanessa Berry Zine maker/superstar
Vivienne Binns started her career with an explosive exhibition in 1967 abounding in male and female sex organs – works such as Phallic Monument and Vag Dens, pushed the limits of acceptability and — Sydney’s male art critics — over the edge. Today, Vag Dens (1966) has pride of place in “Pop to Popism” at the Art Gallery of NSW. She helped found the Women’s Art Movement in Sydney, made vitreous enamel an explosive aesthetic force and later was active with the Artworkers Union campaigning for equal representation. Binns pioneered social and craft history projects, her Mothers’ Memories Others’ Memories (MMOM, 1979-1981) executed with thirty-eight women in Blacktown NSW exhibited in the 1982 Sydney Biennale being the best known. But for the remarkable In Full Flight (1981-82) project Binns worked from a Community Arts Committee caravan collaborating in small towns in Central West NSW. A visitor was art writer Lucy Lippard who stayed in the van at Lake Cargelligo for two days researching Get the Message? A Decade of Social Change. Binns settled in Canberra to teach and her practice focused on studio-based painting. Vivienne Binns – Art and Life, a major survey exhibition of the artist’s 40 year career, was held at Latrobe University Museum of Art in 2012.
Women’s Art Register Are you an Australian Woman Artist? Make sure to add yourself to the register!
Maryanne Dever: Recipient of the 2014 joint Gender Institute/Humanities Research Centre 2014 ay ANU. She is co-founder and co-convenor (with Linda Morra) of the Archive Futures Research Network
ONLINE PROJECTS / BLOGS
Art FAG CITY
Art Fag City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, they add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community. http://artfcity.com/
Art + Feminism
Art plus Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia to encourage female editorship. To get involved, follow the drop down menu and take part in an edit-a-thon. http://www.artandfeminism.org/
Centre Feminist Studies, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
The Centre provides a forum for discussion of equality and diversity issues on campus (in relation to all aspects of the College’s equality policy: race and religion, gender, sexuality, disability and widening participation). It will thus provide an intellectual context for the delivery of Goldsmith’s equality policy. http://www.gold.ac.uk/centre-for-feminist-research/
Elvis Richardson’s CoUNTesses blog presents data and reviews on gender representation in the Australian Contemporary art-world. http://countesses.blogspot.com.au
Curating the Contemporary
A meeting point for discussion on contemporary art and culture. https://curatingthecontemporary.wordpress.com/
Interested in pop culture and gaming? Anita Sarkeesian explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives with a particular focus on gaming. http://feministfrequency.com/about/
Hairy For Real
Women proudly growing their hairs to challenge the patriarchal feminine ideal. ‘Body hair on women shouldn’t be a myth. You are here to notice that women with body hair is just totally normal.’ http://hairychallenge.tumblr.com
Women’s Health Victoria’s new website broadening people’s knowledge on the diversity of labia looks. http://www.labialibrary.org.au
The Ladies Network
The Ladies Network is a multi-platform agency that supports and recognises the creative contributions of female creative in the realms of art, music, business and design. http://theladiesnetwork.com.au/about/
The Guerilla Girls Talk the History of Art vs. The History of Power with Stephen Colber
The Guerilla Girls appear on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss all things art, feminism and power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxBQB2fUl_g
Read through brainy Australian academic Margaret Mayhew’s writings on art and other stuff. https://margaretmayhew.com/
PUBLICATIONS + PERIODICALS
Published in 2002, this special edition of Unity focuses on the Wollongong Women’s Information Centre and feminism in Wollongong. http://ro.uow.edu.au/unity/vol2/iss5/
Lip: A Feminist Arts Journal
Lip was an Australian interdisciplinary feminist art journal, that existed between 1976 and 1984, self-published by a feminist collective during the Women’s Liberation era. Lip published a very wide range of feminist positions and interdisciplinary art forms, connecting the local scene to a more international network. More Information can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip_(magazine). A compilation of original articles was republished within The Lip Anthology in 2013: https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2013/november/launch-of-the-lip-anthology
Lip is an independent magazine aims to promote new female artists and musicians, and take a fresh outlook on feminism. ‘You may not find crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages here’. http://lipmag.com/about/
n.paradoxa International Feminist Art Journal
Published by KT press, n.paradoxa aims to promote an understanding of women artists and their work. n.paradoxa publishes scholarly academic articles written by female critics, art historians and artists exploring feminist art, theory, criticism and history surround the work of contemporary female artists from 1970 forward. http://www.ktpress.co.uk/
Download the PDF of issue 21, ed. Katy Deepwell, ‘n.paradoxa’s 12 Step Guide to Feminist Art, Art History and Criticism’ here: http://www.ktpress.co.uk/pdf/nparadoxaissue21.pdf
ONCURATING is an independent international web journal focusing on questions around curatorial practise and theory. http://oncurating-journal.de
The Scholar & Feminist Online
S&F Online is an open access journal of feminist theories and women’s movements, articulating the ‘ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice.’ http://sfonline.barnard.edu/about/