Photography Meets Feminism
Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
16 September – 19 November 2017
Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace | Adelaide
Tue – Fri 11am – 4pm | Sat & Sun 12 – 4pm
closed public holidays
During this period of the late twentieth century, photography helped feminism and feminism helped photography. On the one hand, feminists used the highly informative and accessible medium of photography to raise awareness of critical social issues. On the other hand, photographic artists embraced feminist themes as a way of making their practice less esoteric and more engaged with contemporary life. This productive exchange between feminism and photography fostered a range of technical innovations and critical frameworks that radically transformed the direction of visual culture in Australia.
Micky Allan, Pat Brassington, Virginia Coventry, Sandy Edwards, Anne Ferran, Sue Ford, Christine Godden, Helen Grace, Janina Green, Fiona Hall, Ponch Hawkes, Carol Jerrems, Merryle Johnson, Ruth Maddison, Julie Rrap and Robyn Stacey.
Curated by Monash Gallery of Art
A Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition