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 University of the Sunshine Coast 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 UniSC Art Collection.
Fiona Dempster, Johanna Demaine, Elizabeth Duguid, Sally Gabori, Judith Kentish, Robyn Medek, Joy Roggenkamp, Katarina Vesterberg, Lilla Watson and Judy Watson.
Installation view of Women's Work From the Collection at UniSC Art Gallery. Photo: Carl Warner.
6pm, Thursday 21 March 2019
Artist talks: Johanna De Maine and Fiona Dempster
11am, Saturday 27 April 2019
Deeper conversations: Judy Watson and Katina Davidson
6pm, Wednesday 1 May 2019