DROP-IN CENTRE. GIFT SHOP. GENDER BIAS TESTING MACHINE.
The Countess Report is a benchmarking project and online public resource on gender equality in the Australian contemporary art sector. Artist and author Elvis Richardson will be in residence in the Ideas Platform from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, and invites you to join her for discussion and feedback on the issues raised in this critical resource. The report compiles and analyses data on education, prizes, funding, art media, organisational makeup and exhibitions of various kinds across a wide range of galleries including national and state, regional, commercial, ARIs (Artist Run Galleries) and CAOs (Contemporary Art Spaces).
Richardson’s blog CoUNTess: Women count in the art-world has published data on gender representation in Australian contemporary visual arts since 2008. Its data-collecting activities provide hard evidence of the need for — and add substantial traction to — action by women artists working to bring gender equality to art education, art practice and contemporary art culture.