Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Anne Marsh:Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
contact email: 

Call for papers and proposals

Keynote Speakers Professor Clare Hemmings and A/Professor Jennifer Biddle.

National Symposium

22nd and 23rd of February, 2018

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia.

online submission form and further information http://www.wafa.net.au

Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 seeks to bring together diverging and complementary views on feminism, it’s history, practice and critical positions in the visual arts. 

Themes include and are not limited to:

  • Activism and the visual arts
  • Aboriginal art, culture and women
  • Identity positions in the visual arts
  • Displacement
  • Ecology and environment
  • Theories of feminism in relation to the visual arts
  • Feminine/feminist aesthetics
  • Community arts
  • Feminism and Faith
  • Art and politics
  • Feminist issues in the visual arts
  • Post colonialism
  • Race and ethnicity in the visual arts
  • Gender/sexuality in the visual arts
  • Post modernism
  • New materialisms
  • Museums/galleries/archive
  • Other – please specify