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