Women have always made art, but for centuries formal recognition of their work has been hampered by social, cultural and economic structures. Today, there is growing interest in the contribution of women artists, including redressing historical collections to include important and lesser known artists from key periods in art history as well as the critical role of contemporary artists and designers.
This online course explores the unique contributions of women to the art world through historical and contemporary art and design from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia in the NGV Collection. Complete the course in your own time.
- Discuss the key issues and debates surrounding the recognition of women artists
- Identify and discuss key works in the NGV Collection created by women artists and designers
- Analyse how women artists and designers have responded to the obstacles they have faced throughout history and continue to face today
- Discuss the principles of feminist art
Standard Course Enrolment
Includes 8-week access to learning materials from the course start date.
- General: $59
- NGV Members: $53
Premium Course Enrolment
Includes 8-week access to the learning materials from the course start date and five lunchtime virtual study sessions led by an NGV educator providing an opportunity to discuss the weekly content in a small-group setting. Capacity is limited to 20 people for this enrolment. Lunchtime study sessions are delivered online via Webex each week on the following dates and times.
- General: $159
- NGV Members: $143
Grace Cossington SMITH
The Bridge in-curve, 1930
tempera on cardboard
83.6 x 111.8 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1967
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith