Auckland Art Gallery has a host of exhibitions celebrating women this month; Guerilla Girls, Frances Hodgkins and Pacifica Sisters to name a few. However this exhibition programme is far from a traditional institution schedule. Throughout history, women have been involved in making art, whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics. But despite being engaged with the art world in every way, women have faced a myriad of challenges in the traditional narrative of art history. From finding difficulty in training, to selling their work and gaining recognition, all due to gender biases.
Inspired by a recent trip to Auckland Art Gallery, our new blog series Women in Art, will explore famous female artists, exhibitions and artworks by women throughout history, as well as celebrating some of our own female artists here at Railway St. Studios. Stay tuned for our next blog post on Women in Art.
Frances Hodgkins - The Croft, Still life with Divan c.1931-34
Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm