New survey paints grim picture of gender balance in Australian visual arts

Article in The Guardian on 9 March 2016, investigating the Countess Report which shows that despite women dominating visual art degrees, commercial galleries and state museums still under-represent them. Includes comments by ACGA President Anna Pappas.

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For her 2014 piece Women versus Men, Elvis Richardson cut out each mention of an artist in Art and Australia magazine and grouped them by gender before arranging them on two trophy-shaped backgrounds. It took 10 issues to fill the women’s trophy (right). It took only three issues to fill the men’s (left). Photograph: Elvis Richardson

For her 2014 piece Women versus Men, Elvis Richardson cut out each mention of an artist in Art and Australia magazine and grouped them by gender before arranging them on two trophy-shaped backgrounds. It took 10 issues to fill the women’s trophy (right). It took only three issues to fill the men’s (left). Photograph: Elvis Richardson