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Art and Feminism


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Feminism has been a powerful force for change over the course of the last century, confronting inequality and changing the landscape of societies around the world. In the 1970s it surged into the art world, with the feminist art movement of the time challenging prevailing attitudes and assumptions.

Host Jane Montgomery Griffiths will speak to Mish Grigor, Juliana Engberg, Emily Floyd and Atlanta Eke about the ideas that drive their art and give voice to their passion for creating change. What is the future for feminist art? How can creativity generate real shifts in the structure of our society?

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival.


Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Jane Montgomery Griffiths is an actor, writer and academic. Currently Director of Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, Jane is an expert on Greek drama and theories of performance, and has taught at Cambridge, Leeds, Melbourne, and La Trobe universities. She has acted with many ... Read more

Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd works in print and sculpture exploring the history of pedagogical play, employing it as a frame for investigations into literature, typography, protest, public art and the legacy of Modernism. Floyd graduated in sculpture at RMIT University in 1999 and has exhibited widely since then. Re... Read more

Atlanta Eke

Atlanta Eke is an Australian artist, dancer and choreographer working internationally. She was a DanceWEB Europe scholarship recipient 2010 in Vienna, and has received NextWave Kickstart 2011, Dancehouse Housemate residency 2012 in Melbourne, an ArtStart Grant recipient and has recently been nominat... Read more

Juliana Engberg

Juliana Engberg is artistic director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. She is a professorial fellow at Monash University and adjunct professor at RMIT University, and was the artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney 2014: You Imagine What You Desire.

Mish Grigor

Mish Grigor is a performance maker, writer and curator based in Sydney. She is one third of the performance group POST, whose work has been seen around Australia. Their works include Oedipus Schmoedipus, Who’s the Best?, Shamelessly Glitzy Work, Swimming Home in Heels, Everything I Know About the ... Read more


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