GOMA Talks Art and Design: Can women rewrite history?


WHEN : 19th July, 6:30pm
WHERE : Gallery Of Modern Art

Reviewing the world of contemporary art and design through the contributions of contemporary women artists, curators, architects and designers.

Fenella Kernebone is the presenter of ABC Radio National’s By Design program, and a television presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer.

Julie Ewington is a writer, curator and broadcaster. She is currently Curatorial Manager, Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, and curator of the ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Niki Kalms is an academic and writer and has published widely on contemporary architecture and urbanism. She writes regularly for local and international design media and has extensive experience in architectural research and publications.

Justene Williams is a Sydney-based contemporary artist whose practice over the last decade has encompassed video, photography, performance and installation. Williams was a founding board member of CBD Gallery, Sydney (1993-1998) and a member of the Artist Advisory Group, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2004-2006). Her work has been exhibited at the Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney (2011), Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains (2010). Williams currently presents two video installations in the ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Jenny Kee is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer, whose work has pioneered Australian fashion design by drawing inspiration from the vibrant colours and designs of the Australian bush landscape. In the 1970s, Kee worked with writer and antique clothes-dealer Vern Lambert at London’s Chelsea Antique Market. She returned to Australia in 1973 to open the fashion boutique Flamingo Park in Sydney’s Strand Arcade. Kee’s designs are celebrated worldwide and have been exhibited in major galleries including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Marimura Museum, Tokyo. In 2012, Kee held her first solo presentation since 1981 at the Australian Fashion Week, with her designs styled by Styled by duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Sydney label Romance Was Born.

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