QAG SPOTLIGHTS WOMEN ARTISTS
QAG spotlights women artists - Art Collector
|Monika Tichacek, Transmission, 2011. Pencil and watercolour on paper, 150 x 125cm. Private collection. Courtesy: the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne|
|13 February 2012 | Sally Smart, Ruby Williamson, Natalya Hughes, Louise Weaver and Hiromi Tango are among the 33 artists selected for the Queensland Art Gallery’s exhibition Contemporary Artists: Women. |
It is the second in the gallery’s Contemporary Australia series. (The first was Contemporary Australia: Optimism in 2008.)
The exhibition includes both emerging and established artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
|Women, which has been curated by QAG’s Julie Ewington, includes over 70 works spanning painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, video and performance.|
“The exhibition will celebrate the way women artists have reshaped, and continue to shape, the landscape of art in this country,” says QAG director Tony Ellwood.
“Contemporary Australia: Women will explore key themes such as performing femininity; the place of personal and intimate spheres such as sexuality, the body, motherhood and ageing; the return to everyday materials; and the ways some artists are redressing the canon of painting,” Ellwood says.
The 33 selected artists are:
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