Sydney Feminist Posters

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To coincide with the 40th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the University of Sydney Art Gallery has put together an exhibitionGirls at The Tin Sheds: Sydney Feminist Posters 1975–1990″ featuring works from the women artists and poster-makers who worked at the Tin Sheds, a hothouse for social and political debates.

Dazzling and provocative, these posters tackle some of the most pressing issues of the time – feminism, Aboriginal rights, anti-nuclear testing, etc. – the themes that, unfortunately, seem as fresh and as relevant today as they were back then.

Senior Curator of the Art Gallery, Ann Stephen has joined me for an interview on Eastside Radio 89.7FM (broadcast on 5 February, 2015) to talk about the origin of these works and the era of their production.

 

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IMAGE #1: Elizabeth Campbell and Judith Lodwick, Foucault a go go, 1987

IMAGE #2: Marie McMahon (Earthworks Poster Collective), A stitch in time saves nine, 1978

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