Women In Abstraction

Women In Abstraction

Carclew's SALA exhibition explores Women In Abstraction

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.

The opening of Women In Abstraction on 3 August will begin with Imogen, Emma and Olivia presenting an Artist Talk. Ask them questions about their art and get an insight into these young artists’ worlds.

We also invite you to visit Carclew for our Artists in Session on 31 August for a facilitated Critique Night in the residency studios at Carclew.

Artist Talk & Exhibition Opening
Thursday 3 August
Artist Talk, 6 - 7pm
Opening, 7 - 9pm
Light refreshments care of Alpha Box & Dice

Exhibition continues until 24 September, open Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Artists in Session
Thursday 31 August


Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St North Adelaide


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


Contact Details

Rhen Soggee

Key Dates

  • Aug 03
    'Women in Abstraction' SALA Exhibition artist talk + opening