Come to Herland Sydney Exhibition

City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Linda Scott, reminded us of the value of women’s spaces when she delivered her speech at the opening of the Sydney exhibition, Herland: In Search of a Female Utopia at The Women’s Library on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019.

Opening of Sydney exhibition

She spoke about The Women’s Library, the artists in this Sydney exhibition, and the historical context of being in a place not far removed from one honoring Alderman Lillian Fowler, an early Mayor of Newtown, who was a trailblazer in her time. We were delighted to have Councillor Scott in attendance, along with Aunty Norma Ingram as a local candidate for Newtown.

With Brownwyn from our Management Committee keeping an eye on proceedings, Charmaigne Newland opened the formalities with a Welcome to Country and a few words, followed by the Deputy Lord Mayor, and curator Freÿa Black who introduced the artists and the exhibition.

Here we see Curator, Freÿa Black, making a mark for the first painting to be hung. If you want to see how she orchestrated the work, come to The Women’s Library between now and 4 April.

Setting up Herland exhibition in Sydney

If you are not able to come in person, buy a Herland Catalogue here. Only $25 (AUD), plus postage, while stocks last.

And you can see some of the work from the Herland Sydney exhibition on Instagram and Facebook.


The exhibition includes work by a diverse group of artists.

Freÿa Black | Emily Valentine Bullock | Linda Cairnes | Patricia Carolan | Stacha Clemens | Susan Curran | Nina Dawson | Amelia Dowling | Deborah Eddy | Azarmidokht Elahi | Sepideh Farzam | Sara Ferrington | Zoe Freney | Maddison Gibbs | Nina Grodahl  | Ulvi Haagensen | Eileen Haley | Amani Haydar | Sue Theron | Kirsty Macafee | Miela Malyon | Josephine Mead | Hillary Monckton | Annemarie Murland | Freya Pitt | Zorica Purlija | Gina Ropiha | Barbara Schober | Sarah Taylor | Goya Torres | Shelley Watters | Anne Marie Yee | Sarah Yee