Elvis Richardson (artist, Countess founder)
Mia van den Bos and Ashleigh D’Antonio (artists, co-directors Sister Gallery)
Free to attend. Donations can be made to the Countess campaign here
Since 2008 Countess has fearlessly brought you timely and eye-opening statistics on gender equity in the Australian contemporary visual arts. It has become renowned for its bold reportage that excavates the overlooked, entrenched and normalised gender biases of those in power.
Countess’s statistics are broadly cited and widely discussed in national and international contexts. They are evidence that gender biases play a role in determining what art is exhibited, collected and rewarded. The Countess team state: “Our counting has so far been limited by our resources… We acknowledge this and it is now essential to expand our scope to include and address a broader conversation about gender and inclusion”.
In this Adelaide event for the current Countess fundraising campaign, artist and founder, Elvis Richardson will be in conversation with Mia van den Bos and Ashleigh D’Antonio to discuss the future of this critical initiative.