No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the Artemis Women’s Art Forum

Active in Perth from 1985 and with roughly 300 members at its peak, The ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum Inc. aimed to raise the status of women in the arts and to foster interest in women’s art practice and ideas. Afterr the dissolution of the group in 1990, the ARTEMIS archive – featuring correspondence, meeting minutes, exhibition ephemera, artist files and more – was donated to State Library of Western Australia.

Taking its name from the ARTEMIS members’ exhibition held at the Film and Television Institute in Fremantle in 1988, No Second Thoughts offers a response to the State Library archive. New works inspired by the archive from Penny Bovell, Jo Darbyshire, Teelah George and Taylor Reudavey will be exhibited alongside archival material, examining the production of memory and history in Western Australian feminist art practice and beyond. Supported by SHEILA A Foundation for Women in Visual Art.

1 Sep - 8 Dec

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

M464B, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA

www.lwag.uwa.edu.au