Please contact us to contribute and participate to the CAF site including essays, reviews, responses, artwork and events.
Jacqueline Milner : co-convenor
Jacqueline has published widely on contemporary Australian and international art in key anthologies, journals and catalogues of national and international institutions. Her books include Conceptual Beauty: Perspectives on Australian Contemporary Art (2010, Artspace, Sydney) and (with Jennifer Barrett), Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum (2014, Ashgate, London). Millner’s research is informed by feminist and social history of art perspectives which strive to place art in a broader context. She is Associate Dean Research at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney, where she lectures on contemporary art history and theory and is co-convenor of the research cluster Contemporary Art and Feminism.
Jo Holder : co-convenor
Is the director of The Cross Art Projects in Sydney and co-convenor of the independent research cluster Contemporary Art and Feminism. Her curatorial projects often engage with equity and justice issues such as Elastics: Darwin<>Sydney<>Dili (2014, Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin) and Green Bans Art Walk (2011, Performance Space Walks series, Sydney). She was director of SH Ervin Gallery, National Trust, Sydney (1997–1999) and co-director, Mori Gallery, Sydney (1984–92). She was co-editor with Joan Kerr of Past Present An Anthology on the National Women’s Art Project (1997) and Joan Kerr, A Singular Voice: Essays on Australian Architecture (ed., Candice Bruce, Dinah Dysart and Jo Holder, 2009). For the twentieth anniversary of International Women’s Year, she co-ordinated the National Women’s Art Exhibition comprising simultaneous exhibitions in over 150 galleries, museums and libraries (1995).
Catriona Moore: co-convenor
Catriona’s career as a critic, theorist and art historian historian is dedicated to women modernist artists and contemporary feminist, environmental and comparative post-colonial visual art and culture (especially former British Dominions and new Republics). She has published widely on feminist aesthetics and women in art. Her feminist art histories include Indecent Exposures: Twenty years of Australian Feminist Photography (Allen & Unwin) and Dissonance: Feminism and the Arts 1970 -90 (ed, Allen & Unwin with Artspace , Sydney). She was a member of the Artworkers Union Affirmative Action for Women in the Visual Arts committee in the mid-1980s. She is senior lecturer in Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney and is co-convenor of the research cluster Contemporary Art and Feminism.
Jane Polkinghorne CAF communications
Jane is a Sydney based artist and teacher with a practice of over twenty years across a range of mediums, including film/video, photography and sculpture. Her practice is a critical and humorous examination of pathos and horror surrounding representations of the gendered body. She is currently a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, investigating humour and disgust in relation to contemporary art.
Jasmin Stephens: curator/research
Jasmin Stephens is a freelance curator and writer who lives in Sydney. Her interest in the politics of curating and its relationship to feminism has developed through recent exhibitions with artists such as Barbara Campbell and Alex Martinis Roe at UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney, and Pinaree Sanpitak at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. As part of Contemporary Art and Feminism, she has curated the exhibitions, My Sisters and other Ghosts: Genevieve Chua, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Bussaraporn Thongchai (2015) and Raquel Ormella – Artists as Cartoonists, or Extended Black and White (2016); and the film screenings, CAF Commons, with curator Susan Gibb and artists Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Alex Martinis Roe (2014-15) at The Cross Art Projects, Sydney.
Catherine Hickson: project manager
Catherine is an artist and educator. A recent graduate of Master of Museum Studies at University of Sydney Catherine is Project Manager of Future Feminist Archive. She brings to the project a strong interest in curating regionalism and education programming.
Matilda Bailey: research/blog
Matilda has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, majoring in History and Gender Studies. As researcher and writer for the Future Feminist Archive project, Matilda believes strongly in the role of writing and education in communicating the intersections between feminism and art.
CAF Steering Committee
The CAF Steering Committee meets quarterly by Callout.
Those who have attended or contributed submissions to date:
Tess Allas, Robyn Backen, Loma Bridge, Laura Castigliani, Tania Creighton, John Cruthers, Debra Dawes, Elizabeth Day, Bec Dean, Chris Dean, Kelly Doley, Jackie Dunn, Jane Dyer, Nicolle Ellis, Bonita Ely, Julie Ewington, Cherine Fahd, Sofia Freeman, Gillian Fuller, Anna Gibbs, Sylvia Griffith, Jan Guy, Bianca Hester, Jo Holder, Bronia Iwanczak, Craig Judd, Deborah Kelly, Fiona MacDonald, Margaret Mayhew, Joanna Mendelssohn, Clare Milledge, Jacqueline Millner, Karen Mills, Catriona Moore, Brigid Noone, Maurice O’Riordan, Courtney Pedersen, Juliette Peers, Caroline Philips, Jane Polkinghorne, Paula do Prado, Elvis Richardson, Jacqueline Rose, Julie Rrap, Mary Scott, Natalie Seiz, Di Smith, Jasmine Stephens, Ingrid van der Aa, Deborah Vaighan, Toni Warburton, Gemma Weston, Linda Wilken, Kate Williams