Women in the Arts IRL :: Three events scheduled throughout 2016.

September 14, 2016
Feminist Identities and Contemporary Art: Panel Discussion and Social
Emmeline Peterson (The Ladies Network)
Kelly Azizi (moderator)
Okapi Neon
Samia Sayed

June 18, 2016
Vivid Sydney Indigenous Women in the Arts: Panel Discussion and Social
Amala Groom, artist
Nicole Monks, artist
Taree Sansbury, artist and dancer
Talia Smith, artist and curator
Angela Tiatia, artist

February 20, 2016
Women in the Arts #1: Panel Discussion and Social
Laura Bannister, Editor in Chief of Museum Magazine
Clare Holland, Managing Director of FBi Radio
Dr. Natalya Hughes, Artist, Director of Photography & Situated Media, UTS
Tahjee Moar, Artist and Independent Curator
Jess Scully, Director of Vivid Ideas, curator of TEDxSydney and Junket, and instigator of Kids Hack Day Sydney.

‘Women in the Arts’ is an ongoing dialogue addressing endemic issues of gender inequality and exclusionary practices in the arts landscape. The online jobs board (instigated through Facebook) was the inaugural response to a need for accessible communication surrounding women in professional practice. The Facebook group has connected women with opportunities in contract, gallery and government arts roles. Though the group began as a jobs board, it has demonstrated how women in the arts benefit from collaboration and solution-based discussion.

Throughout 2016, Women in the Arts will bring the conversation to Verge Gallery, inviting an exchange of ideas and professional experiences through a series of events. Focusing on mentorship, regional engagement, diversity and accessibility, the event series will work with the strength in formal and informal arenas, replicating the fruitful relationships formed through the online platform.

Coordinated by Katie Winten and Isabelle Hore-Thorburn.

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