Curated by contemporary artist and academic Catherine Bell, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. By situating female Arts Project studio artists alongside other female contemporary artists, the exhibition seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity.
Drawing upon interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches, and understanding artworks as a complex and nuanced way of thinking about embodied knowledge, the exhibition reveals how feminism materialises in distinctive and uncanny ways.
Featuring works by: Fulli Andrinopoulos, Dorothy Berry, Yvette Coppersmith, Wendy Dawson, Prudence Flint, Helga Groves, Bronwyn Hack, Janelle Low, Eden Menta, Jill Orr, Lisa Reid, Heather Shimmen, Cathy Staughton and Jane Trengove.
Attention: please note that this exhibition contains nudity and images of a sexual nature, viewer discretion advised.
Exhibition dates: 15 June – 20 July
Opening: Saturday 15 June, 3-5pm
Exhibition to be opened by Associate Professor Catherine Bell, contemporary artist and ACU academic.
FEM-aFFINITY is a NETS Victoria and Arts Project Australia touring exhibition will travel regionally and nationally throughout 2020 and 2021. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
This exhibition is supported by NETS Victoria, Limb Family Foundation, Leonard Joel and Art Guide Australia.
Image left: Yvette Coppersmith, John Safran, 2009, right panel, oil on plywood, 120 x 90 cm. Image right: Lisa Reid, Life Drawing-seated, 2002, ink on paper, 50 x 60 cm.