• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0800

ARTEMIS Women’s Art Forum

(From 1985 – 1990)
  • Occupation Arts organisation


Artemis was established in 1985 as a forum for women artists, art teachers, critics and writers. It sought to foster discussion and interest in the practice and ideas of women’s art, promote community awareness of women’s contribution to the arts, support women working in the arts and set up independent feminist criticism in order to address the perceived inequalities in Western Australia’s arts establishment. Artemis aimed to activate critical appraisal of patriarchal culture and its effects on art history, practice and theory to redefine women’s art practice in her own image. Artemis disbanded in 1990 due to the discontinuation of funding.

Published resources

  • Newspaper Article
    • [Artemis formed to fight for womens equality in the arts establishment.], Van Niekerk, Mike, 1987
    • [Artemis - information about womens arts organisation.], 1988
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • State Library of Western Australia
    • Records, 1986-1990 [manuscript]

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