Do women make better curators?


A burst of female couplings prompts us to wonder whether gender matters when pairing artists and curators.

A new survey exhibition of work by the late sculptor Bronwyn Oliver curated by the eminent curator of Australian art Julie Ewington opened at TarraWarra Museum of Art recently, the latest in a string of recent exhibitions of women artists curated by female curators: Cindy Sherman by Ellie Buttrose ( for Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art; Anne Loxely ( assembling a group of female artists in Western Sydney; Kelly Doley ( article/sponsored-content/visual-arts/raphael-morris/grappling-with-feminisms-contradictions-252714) rethinking the term feminism through the Cruthers Collection of

Women’s Art (CCWA) at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in Western Australia, and the touring blockbuster Making Modernism – an exhibition that survey’s the influence of artists Georgia O’Keefe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith ( modernism), put together by a female-weighted curatorium.


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