In the Press: Vault

Aug 8 2019

The Australian slang term ‘sheila’, a derogatory term for a woman, is a relic of another, more sexist time. But, like other contested words, it has been reclaimed and reappropriated – in this case, for the name of the newly formed Sheila Foundation, which seeks to address the historical and continuing gender bias against women in Australian art..” VAULT spoke to Sheila Foundation Chair John Cruthers and Board DirectorAngela Goddard – also Director of Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane – about the ambitions of Sheila and the hard work still to be done..

  • VAULT: Sheila Foundation – Painting Women back into Australian Art History. Read the article.