Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

In News November 18, 2020

The work of G.W. Bot and Inge King are among 170 artists featured in the recently opened exhibition, Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

r96_0_3974_2175_w1200_h678_fmaxImage above: G.W. Bot alongside artists Alison Alder, Brenda L Croft, Savandhary Vongpoothorn, eX de Medici, Marie Hegarty and Bonita Ely at the launch of Know My Name at the National Gallery of Australia. Photograph courtesy of Elesa Kurtz, and The Canberra Times.


Know My Name is one of Australia’s biggest ever display’s of art by women, featuring some 400 works by 170 artists. The exhibition celebrates the work of all women artists with the principle aim of enhancing an understanding of their contributions to Australia’s cultural life.

Looking at moments in which women created new forms of art and cultural commentary, such as feminism, Know My Name highlights creative and intellectual relationships between artists across time, proposing alternative histories, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the stories and achievements of women artists. The exhibition is part of a series of ongoing gender equality initiatives by NGA to increase the representation of all women in its artistic program, collection development and organisational structures.

Part 1 of the exhibition runs until 4 July, 2021. Click here for more information.GW Bot, Entrance I, 2000Image above: G.W. Bot  Entrance I  2000  linocut on Magnani paper  hand made cotton paper and tapa cloth  edition 25  92 x 52 cm (irregular)

GW Bot, The keeper, 2002 copyImage above: G.W. Bot  The Keeper  2002  linocut on Magnani paper  edition 25  92 x 52 cm


Image above: Inge King  Rebel angel II  1999  linocut printed in black ink, from one block  75 x 53 cm