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.
Launched at Arts Project Australia in 2019, FEM-aFFINITY is a NETS Victoria and Arts Project Australia touring exhibition that 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.
FEM-aFFINITY features works by collaborative pairs:
Fulli Andrinopoulos / Jane Trengove
Dorothy Berry / Jill Orr
Wendy Dawson / Helga Groves
Bronwyn Hack / Heather Shimmen
Eden Menta / Janelle Low
Lisa Reid / Yvette Coppersmith
Cathy Staughton / Prudence Flint
Upcoming tour dates:
Devonport Regional Gallery
25 January – 15 March 2020
Benalla Art Gallery
19 April – 28 June 2020
06 March – 25 April 2021