Know My Name Conference

Presenter/s: National Gallery of Australia

Event type: Conference

Event date: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, 13 November 2020 - 4:30pm

Event venue: Online event

Delivered virtually over four afternoons and two evenings, the Know My Name Conference celebrates all women as artists, activists, researchers, intellectuals and mentors now and into the future.

Foregrounding First Nations perspectives and diverse voices, the event will bring together leading and emerging Australian and international voices from arts and academia to share ideas, insights and creative practice.

Through keynotes, performances, panels, discussions and artist-led approaches, the conference will consider historical and contemporary experiences of gender and feminism in the arts to imagine new futures.

The conference is accessible, inclusive and participatory. Sessions will include live captions, AUSLAN interpretation and audio description and will enable dialogue and discussion with presenters and the delegate community.

Presented by the National Gallery of Australia, the Know My Name Conference has been developed in collaboration with presenting partners the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian National University School of Art & Design, University of Melbourne and UNSW Art & Design.

Keynote speakers

Nan Goldin: one of the most important and influential artists of our time, over the last 45 years Goldin has revolutionised the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture and has created some of contemporary culture’s most indelible images.

Genevieve Grieves: a proud Aboriginal woman of the Worimi nation of Australia, Grieves is an educator, curator, filmmaker, artist, oral historian, researcher, and writer with 20 years’ experience in the arts and culture.

Jennifer Higgie: Australian-born writer, editor-at-large of frieze magazine and presenter of the podcast Bow Down: Women in Art History.

Griselda Pollock: Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History at the University of Leeds and the 2020 Laureate of the Holberg Prize, awarded for her contribution to feminism and art history.

Program and tickets available here

Image credit: Sue Ford Faces 1976, National Gallery of Australia, purchased 1984 © Sue Ford/Copyright Agency


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