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Art+Feminism 2019 in Australia
Several Australian states took up the Art+Feminism event challenge during March.
The Brisbane, Queensland Art Architecture and Feminism event was organised by Louise Mayhew and Susan Best from Griffith University of Technology, and was held at the Queensland College of Art, South Bank on Saturday 9 March, 2019.
In Melbourne, Victoria, Wikimedia Australia was pleased to partner with the Women's Art Register again, who hosted this year's Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, on Saturday 9 March, 2019. It was held in the Richmond and Burnley Historical Society rooms, in the basement of the Richmond Library. This is next to the Women's Art Register Archives, making it very convenient to access physical as well as online resources for articles.
It was wonderful to hold this year's event in conjunction with other long-term partners, the #WikiD team at Parlour: women, equity, architecture who joined forces with us for the edit-a-thon.
Pru Mitchell and Alex Lum facilitated the day's training, and used the very useful Outreach Dashboard. The Australian Feminist Art Timeline was a much-used resource. Collectively we added just under 20,000 words about creative women to Wikipedia, with new articles on:
- Cynthia Reed Nolan, gallerist
- Sarah-Jane Clarke, designer
- Paula Whitman, architect
- Barbara Bolt, art academic
Architecture criticism was another theme of the edit-a-thon, with many additions to the Wikipedia list of architecture critics. As a result of the day the #WikiD team donated the book Women Architects in Australia 1900-1950 by Julie Willis & Bronwyn Hanna (RAIA, 2001) to the Women's Art Register archives.