Know My Name, NGA, Canberra 14 November 2020 – 4 July 2021

A Celebration, a commitment and a call to action, Know My Name is a gender equity initiative of the National Gallery of Australia. Know My Name celebrates the work of all women artists with an aim to enhance understanding of their contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

A defining moment in the history of the NGA, Know My Name heralds a new chapter that addresses historical gender bias to reconsider the stories of art and elevate the voices of all women.

During 2020-21 the Gallery will deliver a vibrant program of exhibitions, events, commissions, creative collaborations, publications and partnerships, that highlight the diversity and creativity of women artists throughout history and to the present day.

Included are the following Buxton Contemporary Collection Artists:

Raquel Ormella, Janet Burchill, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Julie Dowling, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Rosalie Gascoigne, Simryn Gill, Mira Gojak, Helen Johnson, Linda Marrinon, Angelica Mesiti, Rose Nolan, Patricia Piccinini, Jess Johnson

Click here for information about all artists involved and visiting the exhibitions and events

Image: Emily Floyd, Temple of the Female Eunuch (detail) 2008. Vinyl, polyurethane and poker work on wood. Image courtesy of the artist and Buxton Contmporary


Exhibition Visits

Exhibition Visit : nightshifts 26 May until 29 October 2023 A contemplative new group exhibition that considers the importance of solitude through contemporary arts practice. Free, self-directed visits, supported with an online resource and extend the student...

Art Guide: Mikala Dwyer on mysticism, daydreaming and ‘not-knowing’

Art Guide: Mikala Dwyer on mysticism, daydreaming and ‘not-knowing’

Tiarney Miekus recently interviewed Buxton Contemporary Collection artist Mikala Dwyer for Art Guide Australia. On the occasion of Dwyer’s exhibition Bird at Roslyn Oxley9 in Sidney, Miekus writes: Vivid yet mysterious, Mikala Dwyer’s installations connect a...

Buxton Contemporary acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which we work, learn and create, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong peoples, and the wider Kulin Nations. We acknowledge their continuing care for Country and recognise that Australia’s First Peoples art and cultural practices have thrived here for millenia.