A Women’s Art Register collaborative curatorial project,
21 February to 10 March, 2018,
including an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,
Trocadero Artspace, Guest Curator Program for International Women’s Day 2018
l-r works by Khi-Lee Thorpe, Ema Shin, Su Yang l-r works by Su yang, Ema Shin, Georgia MacGuire l-r works by Sofi Basseghi, Ema shin, Sofi Basseghi Gallery 2, Women's Art Register archives, curated by Juliette Peers
Conspicuous Presence makes visible the work of five Australian Women Artists of Colour. Through the heightened material presence of their work, the artists’ deploy conspicuous methods of commanding our attention; accentuating materiality, embracing a highly charged and embodied physicality, and gleaning our sensory reactions through their processes of making.
The contemporary politics of feminist art demand that Women of Colour are given a platform. The Women’s Art Register, historically inclusive of a wide range of cultural and political identities, shares this special IWD platform with these five contemporary artists, who make known their powerful identities and intersectional experiences through their materially charged practices. Conspicuous Presence recognises their visibility, acknowledges their presence and respects their voices.