Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now
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‘After my first show, a critic warned me that my work looked “feminine”. I was horrified at this description and felt very vulnerable and angry at myself for not hiding my “femaleness” better; but I was also incredibly relieved that now the secret was out, I wouldn’t have to pretend anymore.’
Drawn from the National Gallery’s collection and with loans from across Australia, Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now is one of the most comprehensive presentations of art by women assembled in this country.
Shown in two parts, this major exhibition tells a new story of Australian art. Know My Name looks at moments in which women created innovative forms of art. It examines cultural commentary, such as feminism, and highlights the creative and intellectual relationships that have existed between women artists throughout time.
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now is part of the National Gallery’s initiative to increase representation of all women in its artistic program, in its permanent collection and within the organisation.
Exhibition archive: Part one of Know My Name