Women* Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970
Women* Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 symposium is the culmination of the Doing Feminism / Sharing the World three-month program of artist residencies.
Doing Feminism / Sharing the World explores participatory art practice and collective collaborations in a three-month program of artist residencies, artists' talks and a symposium. Its focus is on collaboration and participatory and public projects informed by feminist ethics that address ‘sharing the world’.
Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 seeks to bring together diverging and complementary views on feminism, its history, practice and critical positions in the visual arts.
*trans and non-binary inclusive
Doing Feminism / Sharing the World is generously supported by the Victorian College of the Arts, the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Jennifer Biddle
Associate Professor Jennifer Biddle is Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), UNSW. She has worked with Warlpiri in Lajamanu for over two decades, as well as with other Central and Western Desert artists and art centres. Her book *breasts, bodies canvas: Central Desert Art as Experience* (UNSW Press 2007) modelled a ‘feminisation of the Dreaming’ in the Papunya Tula movement and *Remote Avantgarde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation* (Duke UP 2016) models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.
Professor Clare Hemmings
Professor Clare Hemmings is Professor of Gender Studies and Head of the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics. She is author of *Bisexual Spaces: A Geography of Sexuality and Gender* (2002), *Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory* (2011) and *Considering Emma Goldman: Feminist Political Ambivalence and Historical Imagination* (in press with a launch date of December 2017).