Counterparts Resources


As a collection, Rockhampton Art Gallery’s acquisitions disproportionately represent and favour male artists, yet statistics show the demographic of living practitioners primarily consist of women.  Counterparts aims to use the Countess Report (2016) as a principal research source, from which art practitioners working in the region will undertake a one (1) week research internship with Rockhampton Art Gallery, from which they will access and research the works of female artists in the Collection to develop one (1) work of art.

 In this new light, the work held in the Collection by female artists like Judy Cassab, Vida Lahey, and Grace Cossington Smith will be brought to light by new stories and ideas relevant the political framework of 2018, creating a platform for a variety of voices to contribute to breaking down institutional gender representation as highlighted by the Countess Report (2016). 

Highlighted in this section are supporting Educator Resources, if you require more information please contact Rockhampton Art Gallery. 

Online documents
Countess Report - Full report text
Publication - Into the Light - The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art 
Publication - LOOK. LOOK AGAIN - The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
In the Company of Women: 100 years of Australian women's art from the Cruthers Collection
Women’s Gaze: Future Feminist Archive Symposium
Face the facts: Gender Equality 2018
Clear Expectations NAVA
Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder?
Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia

Online videos
Countess Report NAVA
Countess report
How does gender bias affect you?
Countess - Education Matters
Keep Countess Counting - Education Matters
Keep Countess Counting - Education Matters - Ponch Hawkes
Countess: Art Careers who gets them
SHELA: Films, Open House

Online links
Counterparts exhibition
The Countess Report
National Association for the Visual Arts
CoUNTess: Women count in the artworks blog
The Countess Report counts the cost of art's gender gapThe Sydney Morning Herald
The CoUNTess Report: Women count in the artworldArt Almanac
Countess Australian Cultural Fund
Countess Facebook Community
Q&A with the Countess Team
The Countess Report NAVA
SHELA: a foundation for women in visual art
Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
LOOK. LOOK AGAIN: Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art
SHELA - Publications
SHELA - Films
Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Jessie Street Library Archives, Sydney
Art World Women: Articles
SHELA - Women's Art News
SHELA - Related Websites
National Women's Art Exhibition
Art World Women - Artist Interviews
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Face the Facts: Gender Equality
Response to Elvis Richardson’s The CoUNTess Report
New survey paints grim picture of gender balance in Australian visual arts
Contemporary Art & Feminism - Documents
The Feminist Art Project
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn
AWARE, Paris
Lip Mag
Advancing Women Artists Foundation
The Scholar & Feminist Online
Illawarra Unity
Women's Art Register
National Museum of Women In The Arts
Face the facts: Gender Equality 2018
New Hall Art Collection
Feminist Curators United
Aware Women Artists
Taking Care: Feminist Curatorial Pasts, Presents and Futures
Workplace Gender Equality
Women's Leadership Institute Australia
Advancing Women Artists- books
Still counting: why the visual arts must do better on gender equality
New survey paints grim picture of gender balance in Australian visual arts
Australian women call time on abuse of power in art world
Gender equality in the museum: The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
Festival Neglects Visual Arts
Making Art Work Australia Council for the Arts
Archive of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions
Aware Women Artists - Artists
Rockhampton Art Gallery - Collection
Grant helps Art Gallery into the future- Rockhampton Art Gallery
Wollongong Art Gallery Future Feminist Archive Exhibition