Sites to Watch

ARCHIVES

Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
See: a series of public workshops in Hong Kong and Taipei involving artists, filmmakers, curators, architects, and writers engaged in alternative production and dissemination models based on generosity and sharing. http://www.aaa.org.hk/

Green Bans Art Walk
Five public guided walks between The Cross Art Projects Gallery and the Firstdraft Depot Project Space lead by a rotating group of expert speakers on the art, architecture and planning of the area covered in each walk. http://www.greenbans.net.au/green-bans-art-walk-2011

Indonesian Visual Arts Archive, Indonesia
The IVAA collect art archives and facilitates research through both an online archive and a physical space in Yogyakarta. http://ivaa-online.org/

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand
The LAGANZ aims to actively collect, preserve and make available for creative use the historical and cultural records of lesbians and gay men. http://laganz.org.nz/index.html

Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Project
A social history and contemporary art project centred on the historic institutions of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in Sydney; connecting past to present by engaging those who once resided in these institutions to actively participate in how their experiences are remembered, documented, and interpreted. http://www.pffpmemoryproject.org/

SODA_JERK
Ausrtalians Dan and Dominique Angeloro have a two-person archival image practice that works with sampled material to construct rogue histories and counter-mythologies. http://www.sodajerk.com.au/

The Reading Room, Bangkok
A contemporary art archive and library, containing resources on contemporary Thai art and international art reference books, including art history books, monographs, exhibition catalogues, art magazines, and electronic resources. http://readingroombkk.org/

Women’s Art Register
The Women’s Art Register is a ‘museum without walls’, documenting female artwork, articles on women artists in Australian art magazines, and paper documentation and ephemera. http://www.womensartregister.org/

Women’s Gaze: Future Feminist Archive Symposium
Presented by Contemporary Art and Feminism and AGNSW, the Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive involved discussion between filmmakers Martha Ansara, Margot Nash and Jeni Thornley about ‘some of the ground breaking films they produced in the 70s’. https://contemporaryartandfeminism.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/womens-gaze-film-press-info-doc-logo-version-25-2-15.pdf
The associated exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts, Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive, curated by Loma Bridge and Margot Nash and Jeni Thornley, contributed ground-breaking Australian feminist films to the Future Feminist Archive.
Vimeo link to the Symposium panel Women’s Gaze and the Feminist Film Archive: https://vimeo.com/122498137

 

GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, SPACES

Boxcopy
Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space is an artist-run organisation dedicated to creating a platform for the experimental and innovative practices of Australian artists. www.boxcopy.org/

Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art
Located at the University of Wester Australia, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is Australia’s largest specialist collection of women’s art. http://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/collections/ccwa

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Located within the Brooklyn Museum, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is dedicated to feminist art past, present and future. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa

The Jessie Street Library Archives
The Jessie Street National Women’s Library archives document the lives of Australian women through letters, diaries, journals, the papers of women’s organisations and audio recordings. They cover topics from women’s rights, abortion law reform, contraception, rape crisis centres, the fight for equal pay, women in local government, and many more. http://www.nationalwomenslibrary.org/archives/

Whitechapel Gallery Archive, London
The Whitechapel Gallery Archive contains early records, director’s papers, exhibition files, photographs, printed and publicity materials, education files, audio-visual material, the gallery managers’ records, the Whitechapel Gallery Society records, and more. http://archive.whitechapelgallery.org/

ZKM, Berlin
ZKM exhibit art and media in thematically structured globally oriented exhibitions. Described as a ‘Mecca of Media Arts’ (Peter Weibel), the ZKM illustrates art’s development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through symposia and research activities. http://zkm.de/en,
blog: http://blog.zkm.de/

 

FEMINIST ARCHIVES, COLLECTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS

AWARE
AWARE are putting women artists of the 20th century back into the history of art, making these forgotten or under recognised artists visible through archival work. http://www.awarewomenartists.com/en/

Brown Council
Brown Council is the collaborative practice of Sydney based artists Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith. Since 2007, they have collectively made performance and video works that straddle the contexts of gallery and stage, and draw on the historical lineages of both the visual and performing arts. www.browncouncil.com

If I can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’
Based in Amsterdam, If I Can’t Dance produces art works and thematic programmes. If I Can’t Dance is dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. The title commemorates Emma Goldman, renowned feminist and anarchist activist. Follow the drop down links to see their archive. http://www.ificantdance.org/Agenda

LEVEL
LEVEL focuses on providing opportunities for female visual artists and generating dialogue around gender, feminism and contemporary art. This manifests in artist residencies, exhibition projects and exchanges, forums and critical discussions. http://levelari.wordpress.com/about/

The Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project recognises the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture. http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/

The Ladies Network
The Ladies Network is a multi-platform agency that supports and recognises the creative contributions of female creative in the realms of art, music, business and design. http://theladiesnetwork.com.au/about/

 

VIDEOS AND BLOGS

Art FAG CITY
Art Fag City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, they add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community. http://artfcity.com/

Art + Feminism
Art plus Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia to encourage female editorship. To get involved, follow the drop down menu and take part in an edit-a-thon. http://art.plusfeminism.org/about/, blog: http://art.plusfeminism.org/tumblr/

CoUNTesses
Elvis Richardson’s CoUNTesses blog presents data and reviews on gender representation in the Australian Contemporary art-world. http://countesses.blogspot.com.au

Curating the Contemporary
A meeting point for discussion on contemporary art and culture. https://curatingthecontemporary.wordpress.com/

Feminist Frequency
Interested in pop culture and gaming? Anita Sarkeesian explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives with a particular focus on gaming. http://feministfrequency.com/about/

Hairy For Real
Women proudly growing their hairs to challenge the patriarchal feminine ideal. ‘Body hair on women shouldn’t be a myth. You are here to notice that women with body hair is just totally normal.’ http://hairychallenge.tumblr.com

LabiaLibrary
Women’s Health Victoria’s new website broadening people’s knowledge on the diversity of labia looks. http://www.labialibrary.org.au

The Guerilla Girls Talk the History of Art vs. The History of Power with Stephen Colber

The Guerilla Girls appear on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss all things art, feminism and power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxBQB2fUl_g

 

PUBLICATIONS

Illawarra Unity
Published in 2002, this special edition of Unity focuses on the Wollongong Women’s Information Centre and feminism in Wollongong. http://ro.uow.edu.au/unity/vol2/iss5/

Centre Feminist Studies, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
The Centre provides a forum for discussion of equality and diversity issues on campus (in relation to all aspects of the College’s equality policy: race and religion, gender, sexuality, disability and widening participation). It will thus provide an intellectual context for the delivery of Goldsmith’s equality policy. http://www.gold.ac.uk/centre-for-feminist-research/

Lip
Lip is an independent magazine aims to promote new female artists and musicians, and take a fresh outlook on feminism. ‘You may not find crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages here’. http://lipmag.com/about/

n.paradoxa International Feminist Art Journal
Published by KT press, n.paradoxa aims to promote an understanding of women artists and their work. n.paradoxa publishes scholarly academic articles written by female critics, art historians and artists exploring feminist art, theory, criticism and history surround the work of contemporary female artists from 1970 forward. http://www.ktpress.co.uk/
Download the PDF of issue 21, ed. Katy Deepwell, ‘n.paradoxa’s 12 Step Guide to Feminist Art, Art History and Criticism’ here: http://www.ktpress.co.uk/pdf/nparadoxaissue21.pdf

ONCURATING
ONCURATING is an independent international web journal focusing on questions around curatorial practise and theory. http://oncurating-journal.de

The Scholar & Feminist Online
S&F Online is an open access journal of feminist theories and women’s movements, articulating the ‘ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice.’ http://sfonline.barnard.edu/about/