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
Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett is the first large-scale exhibition of Buxton Contemporary Collection artist Gordon Bennett’s work and features 200 artworks ranging from installation and sculptural assemblage to painting, drawing, video and ceramics.
Buxton Contemporary Collection artists Louise Weaver and Stephan Bram are included in A shining light, an exhibition of new works acquired by Geelong Gallery over the past year. The exhibition takes its title from a 1986 song The shining path by British group Shriekback, and the song's opening lines resonate in this uncertain times: ‘We had lived a blessed time but we knew nothing’.