Category Archives: Previous Curatorial Projects

The f Word, Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia

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Filomena Coppola

Penny Byrne

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Robyn Massey

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The f Word – a multidisciplinary project exploring contemporary Feminist Art

Curated by Caroline Phillips

The f Word, Sale 

July 19 to September 17, 2014

Catherine Bell, Penny Byrne, Filomena Coppola, Kate Just, Jill Orr, Clare Rae, Elvis Richardson

The f Word, Ararat

August 28 to October 12, 2014

Kate Beynon, Karen Buczynski-Lee, Destiny Deacon, Laurene Dietrich, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Janice Gobey, Georgia MacGuire, Robyn Massey, Caroline Phillips, Louise Saxton, Inez de Vega, Lyndal Walker

For more information on The f Word please click here

This project is supported by:

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute


The Victorian Women’s Trust


and the Victorian College of the Arts Matters of the Body Research cluster

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This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

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Topologies of Sexual Difference


Co-curated with Dr. Louise Burchill

December 9-12, 2-14

George Paton Gallery,

University of Melbourne

This exhibition was presented as part of the Topologies of Sexual Difference Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 December 2014, hosted by The Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT.

In order to think and to experience sexual difference, Irigaray suggests reconsidering the Western tradition’s conceptions of space and time.  Conceptual and material practices in sculpture, painting, photography, text and video engage in powerful dialogue with the strategies, metaphors, spaces and places envisaged within and beyond Irigaray’s work to manifest new discourses and expand our ways of seeing and living sexual difference.

Artists (in alphabetical order):

Cherelyn Brearley, Janet Burchill, Virginia Fraser, Helen Johnson, Marina Kassianidou, Utako Shindo Kanai, Danni McCarthy, Joanne Makas, Alex Martinis Roe, Caroline Phillips, Kerrie Poliness, Elizabeth Presa, Julieanna Preston, Grace Pundyk, Tania Smith, Jacqueline Taylor, Terry Taylor, Alison Thomson

Technopia Tours Feminist Art Bus

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All photos by Kate Robertson

On Saturday MARCH 8, International Women’s Day, Kim Donaldson and Caroline Phillips joined forces to present the

Technopia Tours – Feminist Art Bus

Technopia Tours, a curatorial initiative of Kim Donaldson, uses the notion of tourism to create new and unexpected realities as it negotiates with place and people through a performative, embodied paradigm ( Caroline Phillips’ project The F Word – Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia engages communities and artists through current discourses on art, feminism and exchange.

Special guests included: Laura Castagnini, Ebony Gulliver, Susan Hewitt, Kate Just, Lyndal Jones, Dot Kett, Vicki Kinai
Penelope Lee, Justine Makdessi, Elvis Richardson, Kate Robertson, Nat Thomas, Kalinda Vary, Inez de Vega

The Technopia Tours – Feminist Art Bus is supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and The f Word project and launched the public program of the VCA Research Cluster, Matters of the Body (

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All photos by Catherine Evans

West Space, Melbourne

September 3 -15, 2012

Curated by Caroline Phillips and Victoria Duckett, this two week residency at West Space brought together a range of contemporary artists, theorists and practitioners. Through workshops, panels, films and food we asked what can we learn from our shared feminist histories and individual subjectivities, and what can emerge from a new dialogue and exchange.

Program of events here

Review by Megan Backhouse in The Age

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SYN FM Interview with curators

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Photographs by Clare Rae

La Trobe Visual Arts Centre

June 16 – July 24, 2011

A group exhibition exploring the ways that contemporary artists experience the body in space. Artists included Timothy Kendall-Edser, Catherine Evans, Mark Friedlander, Kate Just, Caroline Phillips, Clare Rae, Julie Shiels, Inez de Vega.

Curated by Caroline Phillips

Click here for catalogue essay by Caroline Phillips.

Click here for review in Un Magazine 5.2 by Victoria Duckett.

The Feminist Salon, The Envelope Residency, The West Wing

Image by Catherine Evans: Unearthed series 2009, 8×10″ silver gelatin photograph

The Feminist Salon, The Envelope Residency

The West Wing, (West Space Propject Space), Melbourne

May 24 – 30, 2010

The Feminist Salon, The Envelope Residency, was held at The West Wing, a West Space Project Space at Melbourne Central. Co-ordinated by Caroline Phillips and Sarah Lynch the project grew out of our feminist reading group which explored the texts of Luce Irigaray and others. A week-long event – activities including a film night, exhibition of art, video and sound projects, reading library and a lecture by Dr. Louise Burchill on Irigaray’s concept of The Envelope.

Participating artists included:

Sharon Billinge, Dr. Louise Burchill, Angie de Latour, Inez de Vega, Victoria Duckett, Catherine Evans, Janice Gobey, Kate Hodgetts, Kate Just, Anastasia Klose, Sarah Lynch, Caroline Phillips, Hannah Raisin, Caroline Thew, Valentina Palonen, Jane Whitfid.

Many thanks to West Space for their support of this project