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Nevertheless, she persisted
6 February - 2 March 2019

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Panel Discussion:
TIPS ON PERSISTING
Saturday 23 February at 3pm
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A group exhibition featuring work by:

GRACE BLAKE
SABELLA D’SOUZA
LEILA EL RAYES
BROOKE LEIGH
EUGENIA LIM
CAT MUELLER
CLAUDIA NICHOLSON
EBONY RUSSELL
GEORGIA SAXELBY

NAOMI SEGAL

When it was released in 2014 The Countess Report definitively and conclusively presented statistics highlighting the ways in which female artists are still under-represented and under-recognised in the Australian art industry.

The report (conducted by Elvis Richardson, through the initiative and research funding of the Cruthers Art Foundation and with assistance provided by NAVA) found that whilst gender equality in Biennales, Art Prizes and ARIs had improved considerably in recent years, results in other areas of the art industry were still problematic… “Commercial galleries showing 40% female artists and state museums showing 34% female artists in 2014 tell a different story – one where commerce, history and taste are more traditional and hierarchical. The closer an artist gets to money, prestige and power the more likely they are to be male and male artists’ work sells for higher prices than female artists’ work. These results are not surprising as they mirror those in almost all other areas of creative production as well as in almost all spheres of power and influence” 1

In 2018 the discussion around unequal gender representation in the art world has been amplified by continued ongoing dialogues, both locally and internationally, on the visibility / invisibility of female artists and a socio-political climate defined by the 2018 Women’s Marches, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and an almost constant news cycle concerned with issues surrounding gender equality.

Cat Mueller, 'they were only satellites, is it wrong to wish on space hardware?' acrylic on polyester, 162 x 122cm, 2017

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”.
– Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking against Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (2017)

The 2018 Power 100 list – an annual ranking of the world’s most powerful artists, curators, gallerists and industry insiders by international art magazine Art Review – listed the entire #MeToo movement at number three on their list. Art Review’s editor Oliver Basciano is quoted as saying “We were really interested in the fallout from #MeToo… It’s interesting that this is a power list, and the third position is pointing out abuses of power that will no longer be tolerated.” 2

Neverthless, she persisted is a concerted effort on the part of Artereal Gallery to bring issues surrounding the need for equal gender representation in the art world to the fore. It represents an attempt to participate in an important ongoing dialogue and recognises the responsibility of commercial galleries in affecting change. Nevertheless, she persisted will present the work of a group of unrepresented female and non-binary artists who we strongly believe in, offering them a platform from which to showcase their practices and reach new audiences.

The exhibition will feature work by a mix of emerging and mid-career artists including: Grace Blake, Sabella D’Souza, Leila El Rayes, Brooke Leigh, Eugenia Lim, Cat Mueller, Claudia Nicholson, Ebony Russell, Georgia Saxelby and Naomi Segal.

Artereal Gallery was established by art collector and philanthropist Luisa Catanzaro in 2006. Although not a deliberate or strategic decision, Artereal Gallery has always been run by an all female team of staff. We are proud of the fact that over 50% of our stable of represented artists are female. In 2018, of the twelve solo exhibitions presented by represented artists at Artereal Gallery, ten showcased the work of female artists.

Our hope is that Nevertheless, she persisted will be one small step in the right direction.

1 http://thecountessreport.com.au/
2 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/artreview-power-100-1391101

Top: Grace Blake, Untitled series_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Below: Cat Mueller_They were only satellites. Is it wrong to wish on space hardware_2017_acrylic on polyester_162 x 122 cm. Slideshow: Installation shots of ‘Nevertheless, she persisted’. Photography by Zan Wimberley.

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Grace Blake_Untitled 1_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Grace Blake_Untitled 2_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Grace Blake_Untitled 3_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Grace Blake_Untitled 4_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Sabella D’Souza_22/f/aus (video stills)_2017 Single channel HD digital video_7 minutes and 20 seconds_Edition of 5 + 2AP. Sabella D’Souza_22/f/aus (video stills)_2017 Single channel HD digital video_Edition of 5 + 2AP_7 minutes and 20 seconds. Leila El Rayes_Dancing in the crevice of desire I_2018_Digital inkjet print_Edition of 3_84cm x 59cm. Photograph by Maria Boyadgis. Leila El Rayes_Dancing in the crevice of desire II_2018_Digital inkjet print_Edition of 3_84cm x 59cm. Photograph by Maria Boyadgis. Leila El Rayes_Dancing in the crevice of desire III_2018_Digital inkjet print_Edition of 3_84cm x 59cm. Photograph by Maria Boyadgis. Brooke Leigh_I’m Too Used to This That I’m Afraid of Functioning Otherwise (Scores series)_2017_Monoprint on notepaper_30cm x 21cm. Brooke Leigh_Bodily Trace_2016-18_Residual chalk and sweat on concrete from one hour performance, archival pigment print on cotton rag_Edition of 5 + 2AP_103cm x 39cm. Eugenia Lim_Timmah in the library_2017_Giclee prints on photo rag_Edition of 5 + 2AP_119cm x 84cm. Eugenia Lim_Mariam in the garden_2017_Giclee prints on photo rag_Edition of 5 + 2AP_119cm x 84cm. Cat Mueller_they were only satellites, is it wrong to wish on space hardware_2017_Acrylic on polyester_162cm x 122cm . Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters III_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm . Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters I_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm. Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters II_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm . Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters IV_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm. Claudia Nicholson_Endless Rain II: For The Taki Unquy, the Ice Maiden, the Amazons, the daughters of the sun and the moon, La Llorona, La Malinche, The Brown Berets, Las Sillateras de Santa Elena, The San Antonio 4, Mercedes and Maria (full of grace)_2017_Watercolour, pearl pigments, diamantes, bronze leaf, ground down human teeth and glitter on paper_55cm x 75cm (paper size) / 66.5cm x 85.5cm x 2.75cm (framed size)_Photograph by Document Photography. Ebony Russell_Piped Dream - Pink Tiara (Nothing Breaks Like a Heart)_ 2019_Stained porcelain and luster_16cm x 24cm x 30cm_Photograph by Karl Schwerdtfeger. Ebony Russell_Piped Dream (Pink Pony)_2018_Stained Porcelain_39cm x 17cm x 15cm_Photograph by Karl Schwerdtfeger. Ebony Russell_Piped Dream (Pink Ombre Pony)_2018_Stained Porcelain_31cm x 14cm x 7cm. Georgia Saxelby_The Architecture of a Witch's Hut II_2017_Archival pigment print on cotton rag_82.5 x 55cm (paper size) / 108 x 80.5 cm (framed size) Georgia Saxelby_The Architecture of a Witch's Hut III_2017_Archival pigment print on cotton rag_82.5 x 55cm (paper size) / 108 x 80.5 cm (framed size)_Photograph by Subodh Samudre. Naomi Segal_Naomi has arrived!_2019_Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_13cm x 9.5cm (excluding shell). Naomi Segal_I love you, old lady_2019_Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_13cm x 9cm (excluding shell). Naomi Segal_Reminder_2018_Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_13cm x 9cm (excluding shell). Naomi Segal_What are you thinking about?_2019_Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_12cm x 9.5cm (excluding shell). Naomi Segal_I am thinking about you_2019__Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_12.5cm x 8cm (excluding shell). Works by Leila El Rayes (left) and Cat Mueller (right). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters I - IV_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Cat Mueller_Colour Clusters I - IV_2015_Archival and fluorescent paint markers on paper with Perspex frame_42cm x 29.7cm (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Cat Mueller_they were only satellites, is it wrong to wish on space hardware?_2017 Acrylic on polyester_162cm x 122cm. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Leila El Rayes_Dancing in the crevice of desire I, II & III_2018 Digital inkjet prints_ Editions of 3_84cm x 59cm (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Ebony Russell. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Ebony Russell. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Ebony Russell_Piped Dream - Pink Tiara (Nothing Breaks Like a Heart)_ 2019_Stained porcelain and luster_16cm x 24cm x 30cm. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Ebony Russell (left) and Grace Blake (right). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Ebony Russell (left) and Grace Blake (right). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Grace Blake. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Grace Blake_Untitled 1_2018-19_Kodac Endura metallic photograph, acrylic, PLA 3D printed frame_Edition of 3_45cm x 35cm. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Naomi Segal. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Naomi Segal. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Naomi Segal. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Naomi Segal. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Naomi Segal_I love you, old lady_2019_Mixed media on paper; abalone shell_13cm x 9cm (excluding shell). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Eugenia Lim. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Sabella D'souza (left) and Brooke Leigh (right). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Works by Brooke Leigh. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Sabella D’Souza_22/f/aus (video stills)_2017_Single channel HD digital video_7 minutes and 20 seconds_Edition of 5 + 2AP. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Sabella D’Souza_22/f/aus (video stills)_2017_Single channel HD digital video_7 minutes and 20 seconds_Edition of 5 + 2AP. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Claudia Nicholson_Endless Rain II: For The Taki Unquy, the Ice Maiden, the Amazons, the daughters of the sun and the moon, La Llorona, La Malinche, The Brown Berets, Las Sillateras de Santa Elena, The San Antonio 4, Mercedes and Maria (full of grace)_2017_Watercolour, pearl pigments, diamantes, bronze leaf, ground down human teeth and glitter on paper 55cm x 75cm (paper size) / 66.5cm x 85.5cm x 2.75cm (framed size). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Georgia Saxelby_The Architecture of a Witch's Hut II and III_2017_Archival pigment prints on cotton rag_Editions of 7 + 2AP_82.5 x 55cm (paper size) / 108 x 80.5 cm (framed size) (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Georgia Saxelby_The Architecture of a Witch's Hut II and III_2017_Archival pigment prints on cotton rag_Editions of 7 + 2AP_82.5 x 55cm (paper size) / 108 x 80.5 cm (framed size) (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley. Georgia Saxelby_The Architecture of a Witch's Hut II and III_2017_Archival pigment prints on cotton rag_Edition of 7 + 2AP_82.5 x 55cm (paper size) / 108 x 80.5 cm (framed size) (each). Installation shot by Zan Wimberley.