Of Colour and Light – Women Abstract Artists Biennial

Of Colour and Light – Women Abstract Artists Biennial
16 December – 28 February 2021
Official launch opening: 19 January 2021, with guest speaker Leah Justin from the Justin Art House Museum.

This is the third abstract biennial Anna Prifti curates to provide a platform to women abstract artists from the state of Victoria. This initiative started in 2016 with the aim to showcase and advocate that women artists have been an integral part of the Abstract movement.

This year the biennial coincides with the opening of the new permanent space for West End Art Space at 112 Adderley Street West Melbourne.

There will be a variety of artworks on show, with women artists working in a diverse range of contemporary art practices, with emerging, established and well-recognised careers.

In this show abstraction in an array of styles – lyrical, expressive, intuitive, hard-edged, reductive and minimalist – become unified by an ongoing conversation on colour and light.

Wendy Kelly – Of Colour and Light essay 2020


Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Nicole Allen, Irene Barberis, Liliana Barbieri, Carol Batchelor, Sue Beyer, Louise Blyton, Elisabeth Bodey, Lynne Boyd, Fleur Brett, Terri Brooks, Elly Buckley, Victoria CattoniVeronica Caven Aldous, Magda Cebokli, Dawn Csutoros, Madeleine Joy Dawes, Lesley Dumbrell, Agneta Ekholm, Roz Esplin, Jennifer Goodman, Mandy Gunn, Anni Hagberg, Fiona Halse, Anne Hastie, Kate Hendry, Polly Hollyoak, Andrea Hughes, Shelley Jardine, Wendy Kelly, Suzi Leahy Raleigh, Stephania Leigh, Helen McInnis, Suzanne Moss, Cathy Muhling,  Fran O’Neill, Jacklyn Peters, Caroline Phillips, Linda Pickering, Julia Powles, Jenny Reddin, Anna Rowbury, Melinda Schawel, Antonia Sellbach, Jacqueline Stojanović, Wilma Tabacco, Leah Teschendorff, Kerrie Warren, Susan Watson Knight, Lorri Whiting.


Other information:

Official launch opening promotional video – (19 January 2021, with guest speaker Leah Justin from the Justin Art House Museum)

Link to interview on RRR with Richard Watts featuring curator, Anna Prifti and artist, Fiona Halse

Of Colour and Light exhibition review by Melbourne art critic, Mark Holsworth ©



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