Author(s): Julie Ewington
Contemporary Australia: Women celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation in work by senior, established and emerging contemporary Australian women artists across all media and backgrounds. Lavishly illustrated with reproductions of sculptures, painting, installation, photography, film, video and performance works by more than 30 artists. Released to accompany the 'Contemporary Australia: Women' exhibition at GOMA from April - July 2012. Over 30 essays explore the artists and works with respect to themes of the performing woman, life experience, the return to everyday materials, redressing the canon, and political and social issues. Texts by Julie Ewington, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art and other leading curators as well as prominent guest authors including TV host and film program curator Margaret Pomeranz, social commentator Emily Maguire and novelist Jennifer Mills. Contemporary Australia: Women is a major 220-page exhibition publication that recognises the strong history of women artists in Australia and their contribution to contemporary art.