Campbelltown Arts Centre Just Girls

Rebecca Varidel
19th Dec 2018

For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.

With over 50 artworks from the Campbelltown City collection including ceramics, weavings, sculpture, paintings, prints and new media, Borrowed Scenerycelebrates and acknowledges the significance and influence of individual practice. Rather than becoming a subject of a scene, Borrowed Scenery creates a reflection of unique achievement.

“As the carer of the collection, I feel that it’s important to address the traditional and systemically patriarchal methods of forming and growing a collection and those systems we default to, and those that underpin contemporary arts and museums practices. By exposing these practices we can try to change the way we approach the development of tomorrow’s collections,” says Jasmine Kean, Curator and Collections Officer – Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Equal representation within arts and cultural institutions is not a new campaign, however recent movements locally and internationally have changed the dynamic of the conversation from awareness to forming action. As part of the exhibition C-A-C has engaged The Countess Report for a new commission responding toBorrowed Scenery and discourses of female representation within collections and exhibitions.

Artists Include: Aida Tomescu, Barbara Cleveland, Bronwyn Oliver. Christine Dean. Cybelle Blakeborough. The Countess Report, Deborah Kelly, Deborah Walker, Elaine Campaner, Elisabeth Cummings, Ellen Trevorrow, Eunice Napanangka, Fiona Lowry, Fonika Vervoorn-Booth, Gloria Petyarre, Hilarie Mais, Ildiko Kovacs, Janet Mansfield, Jenny Orchard, Joan Ross, Joanne Thew, Joyce Moate, Joyce Roseby, Katthy Cavaliere, Kitty Kantilla, Lenore Rays, Makinti Napanangka, Manupa Butler, , Marea Gazzard, Marion Borgelt, May Bocking, Narputta Nangala, Norma Gibson, Olive McAleer, Pat Larter, Pippin Drysdale, Regina Wilson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Sandra Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Shay Docking, Tracey Moffatt, Wilma Walke, Yvonne Koolmatrie

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2 January 2019 – 10 March 2019