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Symposium

women* 21 - 23 February 2018

art & feminism
in australia since 1970
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Southbank campus

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.

“We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land in which this event is taking
place, the land of the Wurundjeri and pay respect to their Elders and families.”

Image Credit: Tal Fitzpatrick, appliqué protest banners at the Black Friday Rally, Melbourne CBD, 2015.
*This symposium is trans and non-binary inclusive
Opening Night Wednesday February 21, 2018
6.30pm, Federation Hall
Welcome to Country
Presented by a traditional land owner from the Boon Wurrung Foundation

Keynote speakers
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Thursday February 22, 2018
6.30-8.00pm, Federation Hall 6.30-8.00pm, Federation Hall

Associate Professor Professor
Jennifer Biddle Clare Hemmings

“Un-recordable memories of the “A feminist politics of ambivalence:
senses, intagible heritage & an uncertain response to
traditional futurity: Tjanpi as radical contemporary dilemmas”
archive”

Associate Professor Jennifer Biddle is Director Professor Clare Hemmings is Professor of
of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture, and Gender Studies and Head of the Gender Insti-
Senior Research Fellow at the National Insti- tute at the London School of Economics. She
tute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), UNSW. She is author of Bisexual Spaces: A Geography
has worked with Warlpiri in Lajamanu for over of Sexuality and Gender (2002), Why Stories
two decades, as well as with other Central and Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist
Western Desert artists and art centres. Her Theory (2011) and Considering Emma Gold-
book breasts, bodies canvas: Central Desert man: Feminist Political Ambivalence and His-
Art as Experience (UNSW Press 2007) mod- torical Imagination (2017). Supported by the
elled a ‘feminisation of the Dreaming’ in the Macgeorge Bequest, University of Melbourne
Papunya Tula movement and Remote Avant-
garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation (Duke
UP 2016) models new and emergent desert
Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.

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Symposium Venues.
M216 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Wheelchair accessible toilets.
(Ground floor, Bldg 862, St Kilda Road)
Stop 1: Student Centre, Bldg 860, St Kilda Road.
The Founders Gallery Ground floor, Bldg 862, St Kilda Road
(Ground floor, Bldg 860, St Kilda Road) Art Bldg 874
Federation Hall ground floor
Phillip Law Room
(Ground floor, Bldg 860, St Kilda Road)
(see map for other locations)

The Art Space
(Student Gallery on map, Art Bldg 874 – en-
ter from gate 4, Dodds Street)

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Thursday Schedule
Time Founders Music Phillip Law Art Space
216 Conversations 1+3

The Founders Gallery M216 – Melbourne Phillip Law Room (Student Gallery on map, Art
(Ground floor, Bldg 860, St Conservatorium of Music (Ground floor, Bldg 860, Bldg 874 – enter from gate 4,
Kilda Road) (Ground floor, Bldg 862, St St Kilda Road) Dodds Street)
Kilda Road)
9.00 Introduction n/a n/a n/a

9.30 - 11.00 Feminist Futures in n/a Feminism, Art & Performance setup
Colour - What is White Disability
Feminism? Catherine Bell, Sim
Tiang Zhang Luttin, Jane Trengrove,
Sophia Cai, Priya Srinivasan, Lindy Judge
Megan Cope & Atong Atem.

11.00 - 11.30 Break Break Break Break

11.30 -1.00 Race & Identity 12 - 1pm FavourEconomy Performance setup
Priya Vaughan, Gail Naden, Gender Equity - Claire Feild, Alexandra
Nusra Latif Qureshi Femisphere Pedley, Stella Chen and
(NZ publishing co). Tonie Field.
Judy Darragh, Tessa Laird.

1.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Mira Oosterweghel
Tethering Slippage
Performance 30-45m.
Vanessa Godden
Cartography | Purge
Performance 30m.

2.00 Female Body Collaborations Jill Scott Performance
Georgia Banks, Katya LEVEL - Slide/video lecture residue / installation
Grokhovsky (via video), Rachael Haynes, Louise May- (90m)
Lauren McCartney, Bonnie hew, Kellie O’Dempsey, Eloise
Lane (20 mins) Breskvar

3.30 - 4.00 Break Break Break Break

4.00 - 5.30 Conversations with Activism Bed Sheet: Performance
artists Kathy Temin (SWIM), Julie Cyberfeminist residue / installation
Courtney Coombs, Julia Montgarrett & Sarah McEwan, Genealogy
Drouhin & Philipa Stafford, WAR, Katrina Ginis Linda Dement & Nancy
Clare Rae, Cecilia White Mauro-Flude

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Friday Schedule

Time Founders Music Phillip Law Art Space
216 Conversations 1+3

The Founders Gallery M216 – Melbourne Phillip Law Room (Student Gallery on map,
(Ground floor, Bldg 860, St Conservatorium of Music (Ground floor, Bldg 860, St Art Bldg 874 – enter from
Kilda Road) (Ground floor, Bldg 862, St Kilda Road) gate 4, Dodds Street)
Kilda Road)

9.30 - 11.00 Displacement Maternal body Simone Hine and Kawita Art Space:
Elizabeth Gertsakis, Nina Ross & Jessie Scott & Vatanajyankur Bed Sheet from Cyber-
Lisa Andrew, Nasim Nasr, Lizzy Sampson (video + vid con) feminist Genealogy
Kylie Banyard Sohia Xeros-Constantinids on display all day
Rebekah Pryor,
Lynn Mowson

11.00 - 11.30 Break Break Break Break

11.30 - 1.00 Gender & Sexual- Craftivism Young artists and Performance set up
ity – Penny Trotter, Tassia Tal Fitzpatrick, Kate Just, consumer culture Art Space 2
Joannides, Kate de Jude, C. Lizzy Emery, Larraine Larri - Patrice Sharkey (with
Moore Hardy Katherine Botten, Harriet
Kate Morgan & Hana Earles)

1.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Art Space 2
Harriet Kate
Morgan
Military Position
Performance

2.00 Art & Technology Exhibitions, Aesthetics Chris Krauss Performance
Nancy Mauro-Flude & Action After Kathy Acker residue / Art Space 1
(performance lecture 30m), – Catherine Speck, Vivonne (Dell Stewart and screenings senVoodoo
Svenja Kratz, Tracey Benson Thwaites, Janine Burke, On the Beach Reading Ana Wojak and Fiona
Virginia Fraser Group) McGregor
Sick Little Games

3.30 - 4.00 Break Break Break Break

4.00 Cyberculture Feminine body/lan- Olga Cironis Bonnie Lane
Virginia Barratt, Francesca guage Mountain of Words text based scroll perfor-
da Rimini performance Alison Thomson (human hair weaving) mance (20m)
lecture 30m Siying Zhou
Susan Fereday (30m)
Pip Wallis

5.30 - 7.00 Closing drinks at ACCA
with
Gallery Viewing

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