Contemporary Art and Feminism

The Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF) research cluster comprised academics and curators with a long-standing commitment to the making, documentation, analysis and promotion of art practice and art writing which is informed by feminism and contributes to feminist understandings of our social and political realities.


Alison Clouston

Courtesy Alison Clouston

Future Feminist Archive, 4 - 28 March 2015

An exhibition and research initiative, Future Feminist Archive was launched with a talk by prominent Australian artist and SCA’s artist-in-residence Tracey Moffatt, and incorporated a a symposium on 6 March at the Art Gallery of NSW and artist talks with the artists in 'Daughters Mothers' at SCA Galleries on 7 March.

Alice Lang, Alice Lang Originals

Alice Lang, Alice Lang Originals, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery

Curating Feminism conference, 23 – 25 October 2014

An international event co-hosted by Sydney College of the Arts, School of Letters, Arts and Media, and The Power Institute, the Curating Feminism conference and exhibition asked how curating can be an activist practice, especially in the realm of gender, what it means to be a feminist curator, or to adopt a feminist curatorial method, and how an emphasis on process, collaboration and negotiation helps us imagine feminist curating.

Transgressive Teaching symposium

Transgressive Teaching was a free workshop with leading feminist scholars and artists exploring how to teach feminism and how to teach in a feminist way held on Saturday 29 March 2014.