Forty years ago Adelaide was host to one of the largest Australia-wide exhibitions of women’s art, The Women’s Show of 1977. The Women’s Show exhibited over 400 works, and included the work of established and emerging artists as well as those who had been overlooked, lacking institutional and commercial support. Given the current interest in feminism and second wave feminist art, FRAN (The Feminist Renewal Art Network) believes it is timely to commemorate The Women’s Show and to celebrate South Australia’s dynamic relationship between contemporary art and feminism.

FRAN FEST Poster Project invites FRAN FEST artists and all interested women* to submit a poster design. They’re are asking women to respond to the history of the women’s movement’s production of political posters. They would like you to respond to what it means to be a woman today, what contemporary issues/parallels with the past effect you?

The posters will be exhibited at ACE Open’s project space for the Festival Launch Party on Friday 24 August, 2017.

We want as many posters as possible to be submitted by any and all women* to reflect the broad range of women’s ideas and experiences. No artistic experience necessary, posters can be created in any medium and scanned, or created digitally.

Submit your poster at A2 (420 x 594mm)
Email files to:
Deadline: Submissions extended to Friday 11 August, 2017

FRAN FEST is a month long (25 August — 24 September) state-wide open-access festival featuring exhibitions, events and symposia to value and reflect both the history and contemporary practice of Australian feminism and art. FRAN FEST will highlight inter-generational and intersectional dialogue, investigate the legacy of second-wave feminist art and explore the nature of contemporary feminist art.


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