Saturday, August 31, 2019

Australia's Only Gallery Dedicated to Female Artists to Open in Melbourne

By Elizabeth Fortescue
Deborah Kelly's No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) was acquired by the Wellcome Collection in London last year. She will be represented by Finkelstein Gallery
Australia’s only commercial gallery dedicated to contemporary female artists is due to open in Melbourne next week. Finkelstein Gallery was founded by the art consultant Lisa Fehily, whose maiden name is Finkelstein. “After working with artists for many years, I have been witness to female artists being overlooked, not being put forward for important exhibitions, and institutions predominantly considering male artists for collections,” she says. Finkelstein Gallery will limit its representation to ten artists. ehily tells The Art Newspaper that low representation of women in the Australian art world (state museums show 34% female artists while commercial galleries show 40%, she says) had inspired her to open the gallery. [More]