TAKE 2: Conversations in Art and Feminism – Symposium
TAKE 2: Conversations in Art and Feminism – Symposium


Jackie Dunn (NSW)

Adam Geczy (NSW)

Dorita Hannah (TAS)

Briony Kidd (TAS)

Sean Lowry (NSW)

Elvis Richardson (VIC)

TAKE 2: Conversations in Art and Feminism - Symposium

Date: 06-Mar-2015

Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania


Friday 6 March 2015 – Light lunch provided

Contemporary Art Tasmania Members free
Non-members $10
Bookings & more information: Email Kylie Johnson – kylie@contemporaryart.org.au

Following on from the success of the 2014 symposium Conversations: Feminism and Art that focused on artists, this symposium will also include curators, educators and writers who contribute to the discourse surrounding the recent renewal of interest in feminism within contemporary art and culture broadly.



WELCOME – Convenors Mary Scott (TCotA) & Kylie Johnson (Contemporary Art Tasmania)


WORKSHOP – Arts media data collection and investigation – Elvis Richardson

PROPOSITION PAPER 1 – Transposable Understandings: Teaching Art Through Feminism, Sean Lowry

PROPOSITION PAPER 2 – Mapping Liquid Ground, Dorita Hannah

PROPOSITION PAPER 3 – Creating Space: Case Study of a Women’s Genre Film Festival, Briony Kidd

PROPOSITION PAPER 4 – How Queer Studies Eclipse Feminism, Adam Geczy



BREAKOUT SESSION – How do we garner support and develop strategies for change in gender representation in Australian contemporary art?

Group A facilitated by Elvis Richardson – Group B facilitated by Jackie Dunn

CLOSE 3.30 pm


Jackie Dunn regularly teaches art history and theory in Sydney schools. She works across a broad spectrum from site-responsive art practice to writing on art and museum theory. She was Artbank’s Senior Curator, then Director of Manly Art Gallery and Museum, before moving into independent research and practice. Dunn writes for artist projects, for journals and for collaborative performance and film projects. In 2013 and 2014, she was an industry professional for the Detached and Contemporary Art Tasmania Shotgun initiative.

Adam Geczy is an artist and writer who is Senior Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts. His most recent exhibitions include S/M Wonderland, ACP, 2014 and (with Blak Douglas aka Adam Hill) BOMB at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Netherlands, 2013. Recent books include Fashion and Orientalism, (Bloomsbury) 2013 and Queer Style (with Vicki Karaminas), (Bloomsbury) 2013. Geczy’s forthcoming book, is on artificial bodies in antiquity, art, fashion and identity (Bloomsbury) is due for release in 2016.

Dorita Hannah is Professor of Interdisciplinary Architecture, Art & Design at the University of Tasmania. Hannah’s creative work, teaching and research focus is on the intersection between performance and space. She is an active contributor to Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design publications while sitting on several editorial and executive boards; including Performance Studies International, International Organization of Stenographers, Theatre Architects & Technicians and Performance Paradigm. Hannah has gained international awards for her design and research and has co-curated Fluid States, PSi, 2015 globally dispersed conference and is completing a book title, Event-Space: Theatre Architecture & the Historical Avant-Garde (Routledge Press).

Briony Kidd is a graduate of the VCA Film School in Melbourne and has written and directed award-winning short films that have screened around the world. Kidd has feature film projects in development, including an upcoming horror anthology produced by Unicorn Films, and is part of a new all-female filmmaking co-operative called Van Demon Dames. She also dabbles in theatre. As a storyteller Kidd is interested in the hidden worlds of woman, psychologically intense states and expressions of transcendence and identity confusion. Briony is the artistic director of the Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival, a film showcase and cross-disciplinary mini-con, and is a freelance arts writer, script editor and screenwriting teacher.

Artist, musician and writer Sean Lowry teaches in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle. Lowry has performed, exhibited and presented extensively both nationally and internationally and his published writing appears in numerous international journals and edited volumes. His conceptually driven artistic practice employs strategies of concealed quotation and subliminal appropriation designed to operate at the limits of recognition and specificity. This art and research practice extends to areas as diverse as expanded painting, performance, dematerialized and post-conceptual practice, art history and theory, curatorial studies, social practice and détournement, digital sound design, experimental and commercial music production, video, peer evaluation design, curriculum design and creative arts pedagogy. Lowry is also the Founder and Executive Director of Project Anywhere: Art At The Outermost Limits Of Location-Specificity.

Elvis Richardson is an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptual practice explores social modes of recognition and memorialisation. Richardson re-values ‘found’ and obsolete personal and mass-produced objects and images and uses them to reconstruct stories of ambition and abandonment, public recognition and private nostalgia. Richardson’s work has been exhibited in many Australian contemporary art spaces as well as commercial galleries and she has been involved with numerous artist run initiatives including First Draft, Elastic, Ocular Lab and most recently DEATH BE KIND a bespoke gallery and program of curated exhibitions about art and death with Claire Lambe. She is the author of CoUNTess an online research project that engages with the current state of contemporary art practice and provides an essential tool for understanding the arts in Australia. CoUNTess established in 2008 is a blog that publishes data on gender representation in the Australian visual arts sector.


This event is a partnership between The Tasmanian College of the Arts and Contemporary Art Tasmania

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