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Care Project

CARE - Feminism, art and ethics in neo-liberal times

The CARE Project critically explores how care in its many forms represents an alternative ethics to neo-liberalism. and evaluates its impacts on contemporary art practice. It connects and shares research and artists working with care in a number of ways; Care as Relational, Care as Political Labour, Care as Moral Theory, Caring for earth, Caring for Country, Art practice as Care/Care as art practice.

The project aims include a conference, exhibition and scholarly publication which integrates knowledge produced through non-traditional research outputs. Care will take an interdisciplinary approach, including perspectives not only of artists, art theorists and curators, but also from the many fields in which care is of central concern, including political science, philosophy, the law and health sciences, providing opportunities to build cross-disciplinary links. The project will also highlight Regional artists and communities in both Victoria and New South Wales. A literature review has been undertaken. The next stage in the research is to set up a CARE Network, which will enable small group discussions, leading to a conference in late 2019.





 Creation of a Carer, digital photo, 2016 by Danica Knezevic


The CARE Project  extends the research activities of Contemporary Art and Feminism. The research is hosted by La Trobe University and led by Assoc. Prof Jacqueline Millner, Deputy Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences (partnerships and connectivity), with Research Assistants Barbara Campbell and Caroline Phillips