Inge King, Model for screen 1958 (detail) enamel paint on wood. Gift of the artist under the Cultural Gifts Program 2015. Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat


The Becoming Modern exhibition throws a spotlight on the lives and careers of women artists in Australia in the early to mid-20th century. So what, if anything has changed since then? How does the Tai Snaith: A World of One’s Own exhibition add to the conversation?

Join artists, art historians and curators at the Art Gallery of Ballarat for a stimulating and engaging afternoon of discussion which looks both forward and back – celebrating the pioneering women of the past but also looking at the challenges facing and opportunities available to women artists now, and in to the future.

Included in the afternoon are a forum moderated by Professor Jeanette Hoorn from the University of Melbourne with artists Katherine Hattam, Lou Hubbard and Sally Smart who will directly address the question ‘what has changed?’. There will also be a conversation between Gallery Curator Julie McLaren and Tai Snaith about her podcast project. The afternoon will finish with a forum moderated by Prue Bentley from ABC Ballarat looking at positive new directions.

The afternoon will also include a talk by curator Beckett Rozentals Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts about abstract artist Grace Crowley and a presentation about the Cruthers Collection at the university of Western Australia, Australia’s largest specialist collection of women’s art.


20 July 2019
1 pm–5 pm

Cost $25, AGB Member $20, AGB Guide $15, includes afternoon tea.


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