ffA Program of Events — March, 2015

Wednesday 4 March 6 pm-7 pm: Tracey Moffatt speaks about her recent work, SCA Auditorium, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle.

Wednesday 4 March 7pm-9 pm: opening of the Future Feminist Archive exhibition at SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle. Exhibition includes ‘Daughter Mothers’ (Judy Watson, Sue Pedley, Toni Warburton, Alison Clouston); ‘Artist Archive’ (Jane Polkinghorne and Anne Kay); Feminist Film Archives from 1970s; and the Parramatta Female Factory Memory Precinct Project.
Exhibition open 10 am –5 pm Thursday 5 – Saturday 28 March 2015.

Friday 6 March 10 am-3.30 pm: Future Feminist Archive Symposium at Centenary Auditorium, Art Gallery of NSW.
A Symposium on recovering lost archives and imagining the new presented by Contemporary Art and Feminism with the Art Gallery of NSW Library and Archives in honour of Joan Kerr for the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year.

Keynote Speaker is Julie Ewington (left)

Julie is an eminent feminist art historian, writer and broadcaster who in 1976 (with Margaret Dodd and others including Jacky Redgate) helped found the Women’s Art Movement in Adelaide inspired by Lucy Lippard’s 1975 Power Foundation lecture and tour for International Women’s Year. Thirty-five years later Julie Ewington curated Contemporary Australia: Women at QAG/GOMA. Julie Ewington worked as Senior Curator (Museum Education) at the Museum of Contemporary Art (1994-96) and at Queensland Art Gallery from 1997 (as Head of Australian Art) in then as Curatorial Manager at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art. Julie Ewington’s lifelong contribution to the visual art sector was recognised by an Australia Council award in 2014.

Panel 1: Artists and Archives
Panel 2: Archivists, Artists and Archives
Lunch with Art Gallery Archives includes tour by Steven Miller.
Panel 3, 1.30pm: Feminist Film Archive: pioneering films from the 1970s. Speakers: Margot Nash, Martha Ansara, Jeni Thornley and Natalie Krikowa. Chair, Sarah Attfield.

Cost: Free

Friday 6 March 6 pm: Ann Stephens opens Notes to a Future Feminist Archive at The Cross Art + Books/ Affiliated Text: Some 50 women artists, along with writers and theorists, respond to the theme of future feminist archives, curated by Bronia Iwanczak and Lynn Barwick. Exhibitions runs Friday March 6th – Saturday April 18th.

Friday 6 March 6 pm-8 pm: Julie Ewington opens Alison Alder and Mini Graff, Some Posters / Positions at The Cross Art Projects.
Blurring the line between studio, community and social/political art practice the artists pay homage to visionary feminist poster-making projects and respond to the battle to save public housing in Millers Point. Exhibition dates: 6 March to 11 April. Open Thurs to Sat, 11-6.

Friday 6  March 6 pm-8 pm: Opening of Taking Up Space at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt. Exhibitions features contemporary artists responding spatially to an artwork from the Women’s Art Movement. Exhibition open 11am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun until 22 March

Saturday 7 March from 11- 1 pm:  Artists Talks: Daughters Mothers group show (part of Future Feminist Archive) at Sydney College of the Arts Galleries.

Saturday 7 March from 2-4 pm:  Artists Talks: Girls at the Tin Sheds: Sydney Feminist Posters 1975–90 Philosophy Room, The Quadrangle with presentations by artists and Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, Sydney University Art Gallery.

Cost: Free

Saturday 7 March from 4-6 pm: Opening by Anne Summers of Girls at the Tin Sheds: Sydney Feminist Posters 1975–90 at Verge Gallery, City Road, site of the former Tin Sheds. The exhibition of posters from University Collections by women artists who worked at the Tin Sheds is at the University Art Gallery and Verge Gallery.

Tuesday 10 March, 6-8pm: opening of Técha Noble, Crystal Romeo,UTS Gallery. An immersive installation that plays with performances of gender, tropes of pop culture and systems of cultural power. A companion to Técha’s new dance work for Day For Night at Performance Space (20 – 22 February). Exhibition dates: 10 March – 2 April.

Saturday & Sunday 28-29 March from 11-5pm: ​Second Comings at Marrickville Garage, 28 Leofrene Ave Marrickville. Closing event 5-7pm Sunday 29th March. Artists respond to/ rework/ remake iconic feminist art works. Artists include: Elizabeth Pulie, Sally Clarke, Cherine Fahd, Kylie Barnyard, Francesca Mataraga, Mark Shorter, Margaret Mejhju, Sarah Newall, Danica Knezevic, Trevor Fry.

See more at http://marrickvillegarage.com/