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:
  • Rebecca Baumann
  • Kirsty Bruce
  • Lauren Brincat
  • Bindi Cole
  • Brown Council (Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith)
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape
  • Marie Hagerty
  • Fiona Hall
  • Natalya Hughes
  • Ruth Hutchinson
  • Deborah Kelly
  • Justine Khamara
  • Anastasia Klose
  • Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano
  • Jennifer Mills
  • Kate Mitchell
  • Rose Nolan
  • Jess Olivieri and Hayley Forward with Parachutes for Ladies
  • Therese Ritchie
  • Sandra Selig
  • Noël Skrzypczak
  • Sally Smart
  • Soda_Jerk (Danielle Angeloro & Dominique Angeloro)
  • Wakartu Cory Surprise
  • Hiromi Tango
  • Tjala Arts artists Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Wawiriya Burton and Tjampawa Katie Kawiny
  • Monika Tichacek
  • Jenny Watson
  • Judy Watson
  • Louise Weaver
  • Justene Williams
  • Gosia Wlodarczak
  • Judith Wright (QLD)

Jane O'Sullivan

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