Borrowing its title from the first exhibition of women’s art held in Australia in 1907, Women’s Work celebrated artwork by Australian women artists held in the USC Art Collection.
Women have been artists for centuries, yet it wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s alongside the wider feminist movement that they began to gain professional recognition. However, this process has been slow and gender inequality is still a persistent issue in visual arts.
The exhibition brought together a diverse range of practices and acknowledged the dynamic and vital contribution women artists make to art in Australia and to the USC Art Collection.
Fiona Dempster, Johanna Demaine, Elizabeth Duguid, Sally Gabori, Judith Kentish, Robyn Medek, Joy Roggenkamp, Katarina Vesterberg, Lilla Watson and Judy Watson.
6.00pm Thursday 21 March 2019
Opened by Professor Joanne Scott, PVC (Engagement), USC
11.00am Saturday 27 April 2019
Johanna De Maine and Fiona Dempster
6.00pm Wednesday 1 May 2019
Judy Watson and Katina Davidson, Curator, Indigenous Australia Art (QAGOMA)
Installation view of Women's Work From the Collection at USC Art Gallery, 22 March to 11 May 2019. Photo: Carl Warner.