Celebrate lady art with Contemporary Australia: Women at GOMA
As you walk towards the impressive front glass doors of GOMA at South Bank, a distant blur of white scribbles becomes clearer, unfolding into the intricately detailed participatory drawings of Gosia Wlodarczak as she captures outlines of the people and environment around the gallery.
Just one of the exhibition’s 33 emerging, established and senior female artists and collectives, performance artist Gosia is part of the second installment of the Contemporary Australia triennial series, commencing this weekend at GOMA.
Embracing and celebrating women’s contribution to contemporary art in Australia, Contemporary Australia: Women presents new and recent works across sculpture, painting, installations, photography and video mediums, artistically exploring themes of femininity, sexuality, the body, motherhood, ageing and in social and political contexts.
With an opening weekend program packed with talks by many of the exhibiting artists, performative works by several groups of younger generation artists and a discussion of women in film with Margaret Pomeranz, this free exhibition is showing from April 21 to July 22.
Australia VIC b.1959
Tunnel/Tent Work – HARD BUT FAIR/POINT LESS (detail) 2009
Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Scwartz Gallery.
Poland/Australia VIC b. 1959
WINDOW-SHOPPING, FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA 2012
Courtesy: The artist and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne
Photo via QAGOMA.