Women in the Arts 2011

women in arts cairns


Inaugural event 2011

Curator: Louisa Ennis-Thomas

Venue: c1907 Contemporary Artspace, Cairns

Exhibition in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. With a focus on diversity, both established and emerging women artists from the Cairns region were invited to submit works for this inaugural event. The exhibition showcased the wide range of media and techniques currently being explored within contemporary arts practice. This year’s show included works on paper, sculpture, photography, painting, fibre craft, print-making as well as textile, ceramic and encaustic works.

Participating Artists:

Jennifer Arthur, Robyn Baker, Raewyn Biggs, Kylie Burke, Samantha Creyton, Rebecca Edwards, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Margaret Genever, Kira McGregor, Ruth McKim, Rosie Miller, Carolyn Mudge, Julie Poulsen, Rose Rigley, Adrienne Shaw, Vide Smith, Kristin Tennyson, Jennifer Valmadre & Sam Vatovey


Exhibition Dates   8 – 26 March 2011

Official Opening   6 – 8pm, Friday 9 March

Guest Speaker   Cr Val Schier, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council


Artist Portrait Project – In collaboration with local photographer, Rebecca Claire Edwards, historical ‘snap shots’ recording the participating artists in this inaugural exhibition event, were on display with the works.


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