She’s done alright for a girl : strategies for teaching women artists

Pedersen, Courtney Brook, Coombs, Courtney, & Holtsclaw, Anita (2014) She’s done alright for a girl : strategies for teaching women artists. In Murray, J., Bolt, B., Juliff, T., & Hulbert, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2014, The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS), Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 1-7.

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While evidence suggests that up to 65% of visual arts graduates in Australia are women, women artists are still dramatically under-represented in most sectors of the industry, from institutional exhibitions through to commercial gallery representation. Gender awareness in art school education was a prominent aspect of second wave feminist activism in this country, however the outcomes for women artists, particularly as their careers proceed, often remain discouraging. Over approximately the past ten years, the Visual Arts discipline at Queensland University of Technology has integrated a range of gender awareness strategies into its teaching program across both studio practice and history/theory areas, with relatively strong outcomes amongst female graduates, both as artists and arts workers. Employing practitioner reflection and praxis-based research, this paper takes stock of the approaches that have been trialled over this period and reflects on the combination of both explicit and implicit strategies employed, as well as student responses to them.

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ID Code: 81954
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Visual art, Gender, Art education, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Gender Sexuality and Education (130308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2015 23:36
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 10:14

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