TIPS ON PERSISTING
Saturday 23rd February at 3pm
This February Artereal Gallery is excited to present Nevertheless, she persisted – a group exhibition which will address issues around female visibility / invisibility in the art world by showcasing the work of ten unrepresented artists identifying as female or non-binary.
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 and redressing the gender imbalance which has historically existed within the commercial gallery sector. Exhibiting artists include: Grace Blake, Sabella D’Souza, Leila El Rayes, Brooke Leigh, Eugenia Lim, Cat Mueller, Claudia Nicholson, Ebony Russell, Georgia Saxelby and Naomi Segal.
To coincide with this exhibition Artereal Gallery will also present Tips On Persisting – a panel discussion featuring the voices of six women who have each achieved significant success in their own field. Each panellist will offer their own thoughts, personal strategies, ideas and tips on ‘how to persist’ – so that together we can work towards achieving greater gender equality both in the arts and more broadly as a society.
Tips On Persisting will be presented by a line up of intelligent and dynamic female voices including:
Neha Kale: Editor-at-Large for Vault Magazine and freelance journalist
Jess Scully: City of Sydney Councillor and Curator
Sara Dowse: Author, artist and women’s right activist. Head of the Office of Women’s Affairs under Prime Minister’s Whitlam and Fraser.
Clothilde Bullen: Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Island Collections and Exhibitions – Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Elvis Richardson: Artist and Founder of CoUNTess
Leila El Rayes: Artist
Image: Ebony Russell_Piped Dream – Pink Tiara (Nothing Breaks Like a Heart)_2019_Photograph by Kurt Schwerdtfeger