Tuesday 26 Feb, 2019
National Exhibition Touring Support Victoria and Horsham Regional Art Gallery are excited to announce the launch of In Her Words, one of the recipients of the 2017 NETS Victoria Exhibition Development Fund.
In Her Words is a photographic exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera. Recognizing the significance of feminist photography held by the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, guest curator Olivia Poloni was invited to draw works from the collection alongside key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice.
In this exhibition we hear from women who are bold in the telling of their flaws, uncertainties and strengths; aiming to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges. Through these images the photographers make bold statements about the societies in which they live and work.
In the wake of recent movements such as #metoo, In Her Words celebrates artists who are in control of their own story; whether they are speaking their own truth or re-enacting the accounts of others.
Featured artists include: Anne Ferran, Hoda Afshar, Cherine Fahd, Linsey Gosper, Karla Dickens, Kirsten Lyttle and Clare Rae.
Following Horsham Regional Art Gallery, In Her Words will travel across Victoria and interstate to four regional and metropolitan galleries in partnership with National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria (NETS). This is the first touring exhibition developed by Horsham Regional Art Gallery with such a large body of HRAG collection works. Horsham Regional Art Gallery is proud to share our community’s extraordinary collection with audiences around Australia.
In Her Words will open at Horsham Regional Gallery from 2 March 2019, and run through until the 19th of May.