Herland: In search of a Female Utopia, opens on 8 March 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00 at The Women’s Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with us at the opening or view the exhibition any time until Thursday 4 April 2019.
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As curator, emerging artist Freÿa Black has invited Australian Women artists to respond to the theme of Herland by engaging in a dialogue that challenges inequality and social constructs, asks what the future holds, and questions what part Women will play in this future.
The exhibition includes work by a diverse group of artists.
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
The Women’s Library in Sydney is an intimate space that houses a specialist collection of feminist and lesbian literature as well as books for, by, and about women. It opened in 1994 with 5,000 books donated by members of the public and Australian publishers, and that number has steadily grown. After four years at at Alexandria Town Hall, The Women’s Library relocated to Newtown where it is open to the public five days a week, and home to women’s groups after hours for social gatherings, meetings, and workshops. Exhibitions were held regularly at the library from 2000 to 2013 and commence again in 2019 with an exhibition of work by Australian Women artists.
Since its inception in 1991, the The Women’s Library has been managed by volunteers and supported by many outstanding Australian Women. Predominantly financed through membership fees and donations, the library also receives generous support from the City of Sydney.