So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history

So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history
National Portrait Gallery

This catalogue is a unique tribute to the exhibition ‘So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history’. Essays by Sarah Engledow launch the theme with discussion around paintings of historical events in Australia produced through the predominant white male lens of the last century. Leading on from here Engledow narrates the changes that have occurred and the achievements of women in art during the last 20 years and introduces the work of artists Nicola Dickson, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Fiona McMonagle, Shirley Purdie, Pamela See, Leah King-Smith, Valerie Kirk, Carol McGregor, Linde Ivimey and Bern Emmerichs, who were invited to create for ‘So Fine’. Richly illustrated chapters devoted to each artist are accompanied by artist statements, which have been sewn into the publication.