Can you name five women artists? Looking at art from the past to the present day, this program highlights the unconscious cultural bias that has precluded women and their work from the dominant narratives of art history. Presented in association with Know My Name, a major initiative of the National Gallery that calls for equal power, respect, opportunity and representation for women artists.
Location and Duration
On site, 60 mins
On site with artmaking, 120 mins (Secondary only)
Onsite program from Secondary students can include artmaking in the Studio ($5 per student).
Relevant for Tertiary students of all disciplines, particularly gender studies and feminist theory
Learning Area : Visual arts
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.
General capabilities: critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding, ethical understanding.
Gender equity, Feminism, Modern art, Contemporary art, Australian women artists
Consider society, ethics, economic and social factors; investigate how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes; analyse how artists use visual conventions and represent their artistic intentions.
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