Femminile is a pop up exhibition for International Women’s Day 2023.
This exhibition explores female portraiture by female artists in the Bundaberg Regional Galleries’ Collection, with the addition of artwork loans from significant private collections. Spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st Century, the artworks in Femminile speak to the changing depictions of women over this time, both as sitters and in self-portraiture.
As unique as the women who created them, these portraits represent moments of vulnerability and defiance in the face of changing societal norms. The works on display challenge historical representation of female subjects by male artists, and make space for women to be the authors of their own narratives in Galleries and art collections.
Image: Helene Grove, Portrait of a Young Girl (detail), 1998, acrylic on cotton. Bundaberg Regional Galleries Collection, acquired 1998.