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Contemporary Australia: Women – Brisbane – Australia

Deborah Kelly | Australia b.1962 | Beastliness (still) 2011 | Animation: 3:17 minutes, colour, sound, 16:9, ed. 2/8 | Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Deborah Kelly. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2012

Until 22 July 2012 – Gallery of Modern Art

‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ — the second in the Gallery’s Contemporary Australia exhibition series — celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation of contemporary women artists working in this country today.

Deborah Kelly | Australia b.1962 | Beastliness (still) 2011

is exhibition acknowledges the strong history of work by women artists and recognises the ways that their critical, provocative, unexpected and illuminating contributions have reshaped, and continue to shape, the landscape of contemporary art. It features more than 70 new and recent works, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, video and performance by 33 artists and collectives, a total of 56 visual artists.

Jennifer Mills | What’s in a name? (detail), 2009–11 | Mixed media on paper 323 drawings, varying dimensions Installed dimensions variable Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery Photograph: Natasha Harth

e exhibition also includes Embodied Acts, a program of performative works; the Children’s Art Centre installation art work ‘Fly Away Home’ by Fiona Hall; and a film program curated by renowned Australian producer and critic Margaret Pomeranz, AM.


East Is West: Three Women Artists – Singapore

2012_East_is_west_rb - Mariana Vassileva

14 of January to February 15, 2012 – Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

East is West: Three Women Artists is an exhibition featuring works by Mariana Vassileva (Bulgaria), Almagul Menlibaeva (Kazakhstan), and Nezaket Ekici (Turkey) who have taken up residence in Berlin.

Integral to their practice is performance that is recorded and subsequently shown as independent video work. Their practice involves both themselves directly as the subject, as well as others.

Nezaket Ekici wirbelrausch foto by andreas dammertz

ome of the work explores women as the subject as well as cultural differences that lie within their countries of origin and between national boundaries.


Vivienne Binns, Solo Show – Melbourne – Australia

Vivienne Binns - In aura, Captain Cook and termite mound - 2003 - Acrylic and natural pigment (QLD) on canvas 165 x 130 cm

From November 17 to December 17, 2011 – Sutton Gallery

Vivienne Binns has established herself as a highly respected and astute artist within the Australian artistic landscape. Her work explores what it means to be an artist in Australia with local and European histories, engaging with cultures in the Asia Pacific region. Her abiding interests are the function of art making as a human activity, which occurs in all social groups, and the manifestations of this through out social environments especially in patterning and surface treatments.

Vivienne has spent time in Tokyo, New Guinea, the Cook Islands and Samoa. The patterned Tapa cloths from the region are a continuing source of inspiration to her. In 2000 she was in London researching Captain Cook’s voyages to the Pacific.

Vivienne received the Order of Australia Medal for contribution to art, craft and community; the Ros Bower Memorial Award and the Australian Artists Creative Fellowship. Her work is held in major museums and collections throughout Australia.

Binns started her career with an explosive exhibition held at Watters Gallery in Sydney in the 1960s.The show contained powerful sexual symbolism which was unexpected from a young woman, and is now seen as anticipating 1970s feminist art. In the 70s she was active in the crafts and fought for improvements for women artists and conditions in the arts generally. From 1972 she evolved an art practice in communities throughout Australia, often working from a caravan in rural NSW. The best known projects from this period are Mothers’ Memories Others’ Memories (1979-1981) and Full Flight when Vivienne worked from a caravan in rural areas of NSW. During the last ten years her practice has focused on studio-based painting.

Gallery Hours

elles@centrepompidou – Paris

Suzan Valandon - La Chambre bleue

Women Artistes in the Collections of the National Modern Art Museum
From May 25 2010 to February 21 2011

For the first time in the world, a museum will be displaying the feminine side of its own collections. This new presentation of the Centre Pompidou’s collections will be entirely given over to the women artists from the 20th century to the present day.

elles@centrepompidou is the third thematic exhibition of the National Modern Art Museum’s collections, following Big Bang in 2005 and the Mouvement des Images (Image Movements) in 2006-2007.

This will be the occasion for the institution, which has built up the very first collection of modern and contemporary art, to show its commitment to women artists, nationality and discipline taken together, and place them at the core of modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Key figures such as Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Joan Mitchell and Maria-Elena Vieira da Silva rub shoulders with today’s great female creators some of whom, including Sophie Calle, Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois have been featured recently in monographic exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou.

The programming cuts across disciplines to take a deeper look at the place occupied by women in the culture of the last century, from literature to history of thought, from dance to cinema.

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