Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson at MUMA

Monash University Museum of Art presents Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends, the work of two leading Australian artists which explores complex and varied perspectives on colonisation, with an emphasis on the experience of women.

Dates:
10 September – 12 November 2022

Curators:
Jaklyn Babington, formerly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art; Tina Baum, Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art; and Elspeth Pitt, Senior Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia with Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA.

Helen Johnson at TCB

Helen Johnson’s ‘Though I thought I ought’ is an exhibition which gathers together a selection of the artist’s working drawings from the past five years.

27 April – 15 May, 2022

Helen Johnson, The Balnaves Contemporary Series, NGA

Now open at the National Gallery of Australia: ‘Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends’ 19 Feb – 5 Jun 2022.

Work by two of Australia’s leading artists – Judy Watson and Helen Johnson – will be presented in conversation as part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series. ‘Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends’ is a ‘Know My Name’ project and part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series.
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Curators:  Jaklyn Babington, formerly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Tina Baum, Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Elspeth Pitt, Curator, Australian Art.

‘Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia’ by Anne Marsh

Doing Feminism represents over 220 artists and groups including Catherine Bell, Kate Beynon, Vivienne Binns, Anne Ferran, Elizabeth Gower, Sara Hughes, Helen Johnson, Laresa Kosloff, Lindy Lee, Rosslynd Piggott, Nusra Latif Qureshi and Jane Trengove, with 370 colour illustrations punctuated by extracts from artists’ statements, curatorial writing and critique.

Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, Marsh demonstrates the innovation and power of women’s art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the contemporary art landscape in Australia and internationally. 

Language: English
Pages: 544
Illustrations: Colour
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780522877588
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Helen Johnson and Gordon Bennett at Tate Modern

Works by Gordon Bennett and Helen Johnson are currently on view at Tate Modern as part of A Year in Art: Australia in 1992, a new exhibition exploring the debate over Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights before and after the High Court’s landmark 1992 Mabo decision.

7 Sutton Gallery artists featured in landmark National Gallery of Australia initiative ‘Know My Name’

Kate Beynon, Vivienne Binns, Anne Ferran, Elizabeth Gower, Helen Johnson, Lindy Lee and Rosslynd Piggott are included in Know My Name: Australia Women Artists 1900 to Now. A gender equity initiative of the NGA, Know My Name features a program of exhibitions, events, commissions, creative collaborations, publications and partnerships that highlight the diversity and creativity of women artist throughout history and to the present day.

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