Observations Women in Art and Design History | Early Career Researchers Symposium
An online symposium supported by the NGV.
Thursday 23rd June 2022 10am-4:30pm (AEST) online.
Register here (free): https://connect.ngv.vic.gov.au/49039/51040
You’re invited to hear from 18 emerging, academics and curators, from 13 locations across the globe, about what it means to study the work of women artists in 2022. One key challenge for researchers and curators is the risk of further marginalising women artists by approaching them as a unitary category defined by their gender.
However, women artists remain a vital category for study and engagement due to the historical under-representation of their work in collections and the influence of the art market.
Open to industry professionals, academics and students Approaches to Researching and Curating Women Artists will see emerging experts examine new approaches to studying and exhibiting women artists that engage with these tensions in innovative ways.
Topics covered include:
- Curatorial models and approaches
- New research methodologies
- Feminism and activism
- The role of the canon
- Archives and collections
- Genre, power and hierarchies
Download the program here (pdf)
Dr. Louise R Mayhew ART + THE MENTAL LOAD: EXPOSING THE ARTWORLD’S SECOND AND THIRD SHIFTS
Emma Busowsky | Bendigo Art Gallery CHASING THE SUN: RESEARCHING CHRISTIAN WALLER AND KLYTIE
Leah Tharpe | University of York UNTITLED [ELIZABETH GOULD]
Amelia Birch | University of Western Australia READING FRAGMENTS: THE LESBIAN COTERIE OF AGNES GOODSIR AND RACHEL DUNN
Maria Zozaya-Montes | Universidade de Évora FANS: ART AND SOCIABILITY CONSTRUCTING FEMALE IDENTITY FROM 19TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
Molly-Claire Gillett| Concordia University EMILY ANDERSON, LACE DESIGNER: METHODS IN EXPANDING AND ENTANGLING THE CANON OF DESIGN HISTORY
Anja Loughhead | National Gallery of Australia & Monash University A LITTLE MORE FEELING: UNCOVERING JOAN MITCHELL’S RELATIONSHIP TO NATURE AND SENSATION
Melina Moe | Curator of Literature Rare Book & Manuscript Library Columbia University CRAFTING NEW GENRES: ANGELA DAVIS AND TONI MORRISON THEORIZE THE POLITICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Brittany Craig | University of Melbourne UNTITLED [FOCUS ON FRENCH ARTIST ANNETTE MESSAGER]
Deirdre Cannon | National Gallery of Australia HOLDING FORM: THE LIFE AND WORK OF PRINTMAKER BARBARA BRASH
Olivia Trenorden | University of Queensland “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IS LIKE THAT OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS”: A HISTORICAL CRITIQUE OF METHODS OF WRITING ABOUT ARTISTS (WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN) IN AUSTRALIA
Ann Sutherland | University of Sydney TRAPPED IN THE CANON – STRATEGIES FOR ESCAPE
Emília Ferreira & Joana d’Oliva Monteiro | University of Lisbon WHY ARE THERE STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED?
Silvia Wistuba | Charles Sturt University UNTITLED [MALWEIBER: THE WOMEN ARTISTS OF GERMAN MODERNISM]
Yvonne Low | University of Sydney FRAMING “WOMEN ARTISTS” IN GRAND NARRATIVES OF CHINESE ART: EXCEPTIONAL AND UNEXCEPTIONAL
Georgia Comte | University of Melbourne UNTITLED [FRENCH WOMEN PAINTERS]
Yang Jiang | RNH Space RETHINKING EMPOWERMENT: ALTERNATIVE FEMINIST CURATORIAL STRATERGIES FOR ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES