Women in Abstraction

Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Women In Abstraction

Exhibition dates: 1 August - 24 September
Where: Carclew Foyer Gallery
Curator: Olivia Kubiak
Artists: Emma Sullivan and Imogen Porteous 

Carclew's latest exhibition explores Women In Abstraction, as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) and Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) festivals.

We don’t often hear about great female abstract artists. Abstraction developed during the modern period and, as Griselda Pollock writes in Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity, ‘all those canonised as the initiators of modern art [were] men.’ Emma Sullivan and Imogen Porteous will deconstruct traditional notions of femininity through abstraction, challenging the hierarchy of this seemingly patriarchal style. They aim to invert the female gaze so that she looks inwards rather than outwards.

Women In Abstraction is curated by Carclew's Curator in Residence Olivia Kubiak and features artworks by Carclew's Artists in Residence Imogen Porteous, Emma Sullivan, utilising Carclew’s Ballroom Gallery.

All works are offered for sale and can be purchased at Carclew's reception desk or by contacting the artists directly. 

Artists in Residence - Critique night

Thursday 31 August
6.00pm - 8.30pm

Studios, Carclew Stables

Artists in Residence Imogen Porteous and Emma Sullivan, after the presentation of the exhibition curated by Curator In Residence Olivia Kubiak Women In Abstraction have started their next bodies of work. Come and visit their studios here at Carclew, where Jenna Pippett will facilitate an open critique night as they move forward into the second leg of their residency.

Gallery will also be open for viewing during this time.


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Left to right: Emma Sullivan, Silky Milky and Imogen Porteous In Sensed


Contact Details

08 8267 5111

Key Dates

  • Aug 03
    Sep 24
    Women in Abstraction


    Carclew Foyer and Ballroom Gallery