Photography meets feminism: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

Pat Brassington 'Untitled' 1984 from the series 1 + 1 = 3  gelatin silver print  18.0 x 28.0 cm .  Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection courtesy of the artist, ARC ONE Gallery (Melbourne), Stills Gallery (Sydney) and Bett Gallery (Hobart)
7 Feb to 26 Apr 2015
This exhibition considers some of the ways that women’s liberation and feminism converged with photography in Australia during the 1970s and ‘80s. It examines the ways that photography assisted women’s liberation and feminism, to the extent that photography became a vital tool for social and political reform. The exhibition also considers developments in photography that were introduced by feminist photographers – material and technical innovations that have had a significant impact on contemporary photographic practice in this country. 


Touring Organisation and Exhibition Sponsors


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill