|Jude Adams in Toni Robertson's screenprint |
International Women's Day, 1980
As it gets closer and closer to the end of the PhD I'm surprised at how little I've managed to write for this blog. Working my way through the final edits, there's no time for posts, but there are so many little research gems that it buoys my little heart, and makes me want to share them all. Look forward to quotes, anecdotes and pictures for the coming months.
Starting now! With a little anecdote from Jude Adams:
Toni Robertson and I did a trip around, during that WAM year (c. 1975), down to Adelaide and Melbourne to see women artists. I still have those old tapes somewhere. There was a woman we met in Melbourne called Ailsa O’Connor... She was associated with [the Melbourne Women's Art Forum]. She showed us paintings she did of Vietnam, fascinating. I remember her saying to us, because... she was much older, probably my age now... She said, ‘We women have waited a long time for your generation’. What she was saying was women artists from her period just didn’t have that body of support. They were isolated and it was a lovely, welcoming comment. We’ve been waiting for you to come.From an interview with Jude Adams, Australian artist, feminist, writer, curator, member of the Sydney Women's Art Movement and Adelaide Women's Art Movement.