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Artemis (1985 - 1990)

Artemis Women's Art Forum

From
November 1985
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
To
1990
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupations
Arts organisation

Summary

Artemis was established in 1985 as a forum for women artists, art teachers, critics and writers. It sought to foster discussion and interest in the practice and ideas of women's art, promote community awareness of women's contribution to the arts, support women working in the arts and set up independent feminist criticism in order to address the perceived inequalities in Western Australia's arts establishment. Artemis aimed to activate critical appraisal of patriarchal culture and its effects on art history, practice and theory to redefine women's art practice in her own image. Artemis disbanded in 1990 due to the discontinuation of funding.

Sources used to compile this entry: '[Artemis - information about womens arts organisation.]', Sunday times (Perth, W.A.),, 4 September 1988, p. 101; Van Niekerk, Mike, '[Artemis formed to fight for womens equality in the arts establishment.]', West Australian, 9 June 1987, p. 56.

Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Records, 1986-1990 [manuscript], 1986 - 1990, MN 1418; ACC 4476A; Artemis, Artemis Women's Art Forum (1985 - 1990), Artemis (Organisation); JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Denise Tallis

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