In the Company of Women was the first public exhibition of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and represented the Collection after 21 years of collecting.
It was developed by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts as a major visual arts event for the 1995 Festival of Perth. The exhibition was also part of the National Women’s Art Exhibition, a nation-wide art event to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of International Women’s Day, through over 140 exhibitions and events at galleries and museums in every state and territory.
The accompanying publication includes an introduction by PICA director Sarah Miller and essays by Catriona Moore, Melissa Harpley, Isobel Johnston and John Cruthers. (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 1995, 80 pages, 62 colour and 20 b&w reproductions).