‘The Women’s Show’ at Vivien Anderson Gallery was first held in 2001. Run annually to coincide with International Women’s Day, this exhibition celebrates many outstanding cultural achievements and contributions made by Australian Indigenous Women.
‘The Women’s Show’ provides a platform for ‘inspired revelations, insight and a profound understanding of the stories of Indigenous culture’ from emerging and established artists. This year it features works by 23 artists and collectives, including paintings and sculptures from a diverse variety of women in communities around Australia.
Victorian community leader Maree Clarke will hang three 50-metre long river reed and feather necklaces from the gallery ceiling, while mother-and-daughter team Angkaliya and Helen Curtis depict their country in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia through their works. Haley Millar-Baker, a Koori woman, and recent RMIT Fine Arts Masters graduate, will be showing her photographic art tackling the perception of Indigenous Australians as Flora and Fauna and how this has impacted her family. Bugai Whyoulter, who we had a chance to profile and include as one of our Open House 2017 artists, has also contributed canvases inspired by the landscapes of Kunawarritji, her home in the Great Sandy Desert.
It’s all happening tonight, with the official launch at the gallery from 6-8pm. Let’s hear it for the girls!
‘The Women’s Show’
March 7th-April 7th 2018
Vivien Anderson Gallery
284/290 St Kilda Road
St Kilda, Melbourne