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Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN)

Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) brings together a group of Adelaide-based women who are active in the visual arts and have been meeting on a regular basis since 2014. The impetus for forming the group was initially the enthusiastic response to the exhibition Beyonce is a Feminist (2013), curated by Brigid Noone of Fontanelle Gallery,…

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AS IF: 40 years and beyond – Celebrating the Women’s Art Register

In October 2015, the Women’s Art Register, a dynamic slide library holding over 20,000 images and representing over 5000 artists, celebrates 40 years of persisting and insisting that women’s art matters. To honour this remarkable achievement, the Women’s Art Register will host a curated mini-festival of women’s artmaking, showcasing a dazzling array of women’s artistic…

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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, Australia, "When the Close a Pit The kill a Community", 1984.  Redback Graphix
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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…

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…

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#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…

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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…