|Alison Alder | Redback Graphix|
According to Margot Neale, the exhibition of six women painters, was "considered a turning-point in the institutional regard for contemporary Australian women’s art".
I also find it really interesting that some of the names in posters, exhibitions, publications etc from this era are repeated again and again - Wendy Stavrianos in particular - and then they simply drop from the scene. I have absolutely no knowledge of her practice since the 1980s.
M Neale, ‘Past present continuous: the presentation and interpretation of Indigenous art’, in J Kerr & J Holder (eds), Past present: the national women’s art anthology, North Ryde, NSW, Craftsman House, c. 1999, p. 29.