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Care Project

CARE - Feminism, art and ethics in neo-liberal times

The Care Project critically explores how care in its many forms represents an alternative ethics to neo-liberalism, particularly in its relation to contemporary art practice. Care will take an interdisciplinary approach through multiple perspectives, not only those of artists, art theorists and curators, but also from the many fields in which care is of central concern such as political science, philosophy, law and human rights, and health, providing opportunities to build cross-disciplinary links. The project will foreground Regional artists and communities in both Victoria and New South Wales, as well as forming partnerships with non-institutional venues and communities in Melbourne and Sydney.

The project aims include a conference, exhibition and scholarly publication which will integrate knowledge produced through non-traditional research outputs. A literature review has been undertaken. The next stage in the research is to build and develop a CARE Network, enabling small group discussions, development of new networks, leading to a conference in late 2019. 




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


The CARE Project  extends the research activities of Contemporary Art and Feminism. The research is hosted by La Trobe University and led by Assoc. Prof Jacqueline Millner, Deputy Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences (partnerships and connectivity), with Research Assistants Barbara Campbell and Caroline Phillips.