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  • Care Research Network, Round Table 1, University of Melbourne, March 16, 2019. Photo by Caroline Phillips.

  • Creation of a Carer, digital photo, 2016 by Danica Knezevic

  • International Womens Day March 1979 reconstruction Arts Precinct Wollongong for future Feminist Archive Live in Wollongong 2019

  • Jo Darbyshire, The Glorious Decline, 2018 oil on canvas, 200 x 200cm. Photo Eva Fernandez. From the exhibition No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women's Art Forum, State Library of Western Australia. 1 September - 8 December 2018

  • Sera Waters, Falling: Line by Line, 2018, vinyl wallpaper, woollen long-stitches, 2x7m. Photograph by Rob - Acorn Photo.

About

 

Contemporary Art and Feminism is a multi-faceted project calling on artists, activists, writers, students and thinkers with a passion for art and feminism. Through real and virtual activism, the project aims to reclaim historically overlooked feminist artists and work toward a more vibrant, egalitarian future. CAF web facilitates this collaboration and communication.

 

Future Feminist Archive (FFA) is an ongoing archival research project, addressing strategies of recovering lost information and promoting the legacies of local feminist art activists (active from 1975 to now) in order to build a solid platform for the future. 

 

Care Project is a research project that explores how care in its many forms represents an alternative ethics to neo-liberalism. It will connect and explore researchers and artists working with care in a number of ways; Care as Relational, Care as Political Labour, Care as Moral Theory, Caring for earth/Country, Art practice as care – Care as Art Practice.

 

 

Exhibitions

 Contemporary Art & Feminism. Womanifesto, 2001

ARCHIVING WOMANIFESTO: An International Art Exchange, 1990s - Present.
The Cross Art Projects
18 October to 16 November 2019

In 1995 an informal gathering of women artists, writers and activists in Bangkok put together a feminist art exhibition, Tradisexion. Calling themselves Womanifesto, this collective went on to organize biennale events that aimed to increase women’s visibility. 

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Events

 Contemporary Art and Feminism. Care, 2019

Care: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism
George Paton Gallery
Wed, Oct 30 at 10 AM to Sun, Nov 3 at 5 PM

Join us for four days of talks, performances, workshops, and artworks, with over 50 artists, activists, writers, researchers, dancers and performers from around Australia who are thinking and practicing care in inspiring ways.

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The Care Project Symposium week

Join us for four days of talks, performances, workshops, and artworks, with over 50 artists, activists, writers, researchers, dancers and performers from around Australia who are thinking and practicing care in inspiring ways.

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