A NETS Victoria and Arts Project Australia touring exhibition

25 July to 12 September 2020

FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider Australia whose work share an affinity of subject matter, technique and process. The exhibition presents the work from fourteen female artists, seven from Arts Project Australia – a studio and gallery space that supports artists living with an intellectual disability – and seven “non-marginalised” contemporary artists. Curated by Associate Professor, Dr. Catherine Bell, Australian Catholic University, FEM-aFFINITY is a NETS Victoria and Arts Project Australia touring exhibition.

The 14 exhibiting artists include Fulli Andrinopoulos, Dorothy Berry, Yvette Coppersmith, Wendy Dawson, Prudence Flint, Helga Groves, Bronwyn Hack, Janelle Low, Eden Menta, Jill Orr, Lisa Reid, Heather Shimmen, Cathy Staughton and Jane Trengove. Exploring multiple mediums, such as painting, printmaking, drawing, performance and photography, the exhibition considers identity politics explored in contemporary art.

Drawing upon interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches and understanding artworks as a complex and nuanced way of thinking about embodied knowledge, the exhibition reveals how feminism materialises in distinctive and uncanny ways. The in-depth collaborations that were at the core of this exhibition uncovers shared perspectives.


Introduction to the Fem-Affinity Exhibition with Noosa Regional Gallery Director Michael Brennan.

Overview of the Fem-Affinity Exhibition from NETS Victoria.

Media release
Nets Victoria Arts Project Australia
Australia Council For The Arts Exhibition Development Fund Limb Family Foundation

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund 2018, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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Main image: Eden Menta & Janelle Low, Eden and the Gorge, 2019, inkjet print, ed. 1/5, 100 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artists; Eden Menta is represented by Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.