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Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now showcases art made by women. It brings together more than 300 works, drawn from the Gallery’s collection and other collections from across Australia.

This exhibition is part of a series of ongoing initiative by the National Gallery to increase the representation of artists who identify as women in its artistic program.

Featuring lesser-known and leading artists such as Margaret Preston, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Destiny Deacon and Julie Rrap, this exhibition tells a new story of Australian art.

Highlights include a floor-to-ceiling presentation of artists’ portraits in a variety of mediums, the work of pioneering performance artists Bonita Ely and Jill Orr and a complete edition of Tracey Moffatt’s first major series of photographs, Something more 1989. Gemma Smith has been commissioned to paint the walls of the galleries.

By bringing together artists from different times, places and cultures, this exhibition proposes another history, upending the assumption that modern and contemporary Australian art is a male-dominated narrative.

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Costs

This is a free event.

Anne Wallace 'She Is' 2001, National Gallery of Australia, purchased 2002
Anne Wallace 'She Is' 2001, National Gallery of Australia, purchased 2002

Dates

15 Feb - 4 Jul 2021
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Location

National Gallery of AustraliaParkes Place East, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaMap of the venue location at mobile sizeMap of the venue location at desktop size

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