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Aug 26 2019

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST WOMEN-ONLY ART GALLERY OPENS IN MELBOURNE

by Evelyn Goh

Finkelstein Gallery, founded and directed by LISA FEHILY, is the first in Australia dedicated entirely to showing female contemporary artists. Photo credit Natalia Sikiric. Courtesy Finkelstein Gallery, Melbourne.

Finkelstein Gallery, the first in Australia dedicated entirely to showing female contemporary artists, opens in Melbourne on August 29. Founded by art collector and consultant Lisa Fehily, the gallery will host exhibitions throughout the year.

The inaugural group exhibition, “Finkelstein Gallery Presents,” brings together works by ten Australian and international artists represented by the gallery, including London-based photographer and filmmaker Sonal Kontaria, South African conceptual artist Kim Lieberman, and Australia-based artists Cigdem Aydemir, Lisa Roet, and Monika Behrens.

Fehily established the gallery in response to the underrepresentation of female artists in Australia. She commented: “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.”

“Finkelstein Gallery Presents” will run through to September 28.

Evelyn Goh is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.

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