Apr 14 2021

Kelly Gellatly

Kelly Gellatly joins Sheila Foundation board

Foundation chair John Cruthers is delighted to announce that highly regarded arts industry professional Kelly Gellatly has joined the board of directors. Kelly has over 25 years’ experience in arts leadership, curatorship and collection development and management, including in the state gallery and university sectors. While at the National Gallery of Victoria she curated retrospectives […]

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Oct 14 2020

Salote Tawale

Sheila Foundation announces inaugural Michela and Adrian Fini Artist Fellowship

Sheila – A Foundation for Women in Visual Art has announced the inaugural Michela and Adrian Fini Artist Fellowship valued at $20,000. Sydney-based artist Salote Tawale has been awarded the inaugural fellowship, an opportunity that will allow her to create a body of new work for her forthcoming solo exhibition I don’t see colour at […]

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Nov 7 2019
In the Press: RTR FM 92.1

Curator and Board member Helen Carroll spoke to RTRFM 92.1 Jorja Key about the Sheila Foundation and the visual arts gender parity statistics highlighted in The Countess Report 2019. RTR FM 92.1: Making Art Equal. Listen to the interview.

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Nov 2 2019
In the press: The Saturday Paper

“If we value women’s art less than we do men’s, then we need to rethink what it is that we value in art. If women’s art doesn’t slot neatly into the art historical narrative, then that story needs to be rewritten.” The Saturday Paper’s Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios looks in detail the gender imbalance of women representation […]

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Nov 1 2019
In the Press: The Guardian

“I’ve seen a lot of art. Two things are inherent in this statement: I’ve seen a lot of bad art, and a lot of art by men. Ergo: I have seen a lot of bad art by men. I think it’s time some women got a chance.” Following The Countess Report 2019 publication, the Guardian’s […]

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Nov 1 2019
In the Press: ABC Arts

“Try naming five male artists, contemporary and historic … easy? And now five women. For most people this is much more difficult.” ABC Arts’ Eloise Fuss writes about the gender inequality for female representation, particularly in state galleries, as highlighted in The Countess Report 2019. ABC Arts: Gender representation in Australian contemporary art sector reaches […]

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Oct 30 2019
In the Press: Editorial The Sydney Morning Herald

“In the history of art, or more pointedly the history of the industry of art, those who rose to the top were men. They ran the art schools, they won the patrons, they were feted and exhibited, and through success came money and more lucrative commissions. Women were invisible….” The Sydney Morning Herald’s Editorial regarding […]

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Oct 30 2019
In the press: ArtsHub

“The latest report (30 October 2019) found that there has been ‘significant gender equity gains across public galleries, artist-run initiatives, major museums and university galleries, biennales, commercial galleries and contemporary art organisations. But it also warned that there has been about a 3% decline at state galleries and museums.” The Arts Hub’s Gina Fairley explores […]

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Oct 30 2019
In the Press: National Association for the Visual Arts

“The latest Countess Report, Australia’s premier reference point on gender representation in the contemporary visual arts, has been released today…A total of over 13,000 artists across 184 organisations were counted.” The National Association for the Visual Arts’ Esther Anatolitis explores key highlights in The Countess Report 2019. The National Association for the Visual Arts: New […]

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Oct 30 2019
In the Press: The Sydney Morning Herald

“The National Gallery of Australia has become the first major art institution in the country to commit to full gender parity in its artistic program, after a new report found state galleries have gone backwards in their representation of women artists.” The Sydney Morning Herald’s Linda Morris writes about the findings in The Countess Report […]

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