Finkelstein Gallery Presents
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The inaugural exhibition at this gallery devoted to women features some major Australian talents
Can you name five women artists? No, it's not a trick question, but a lot of us cannot. That question was the starting point of a campaign by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, back in 2016, designed to highlight just how much of a boys club the art world can be. We've seen plenty of movement since then, but the stats for gender balance in our most significant art spaces are still shockingly bad.
The Finkelstein Gallery is the brainchild of Lisa Fehily and will challenge that boys club by focussing purely on the work of women artists. For its first exhibition, simply titled Finkelstein Gallery Presents, it will highlight the work of emerging and established artists from across Australia. There are heavy-hitters Deborah Kelly, known best for her politically-charged paper collage works, and Louise Paramor, known for her large-scale, colourful sculptures. You'll also see work by Cigdem Aydemir, Kate Baker, Monika Behrens, Coady, Sonal Kontaria, Kim Lieberman, Lisa Roet and Kate Rohde.