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Panel Discussion for Women’s Work

16 March 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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16 March 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Petrie Terrace Gallery
(07) 3367 1977


Petrie Terrace Gallery
3/162 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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07 3367 1977

The Petrie Terrace Galley is holding a series of events celebrating the legacy of strong female artists in the Royal Queensland Art Society. This Panel Discussion will bring together key women in the Brisbane art scene to discuss the multi-faceted issues faced by women in the art world. Including such topics as the female contribution to the Arts, equality in the workplace and the concept of ‘Women’s Work’.

Come along to enjoy the Women’s Work exhibition & discourse from a discussion panel “Women in the Arts”. Moderated by Gallery Director Rochelle Lindquist and including practising artists, as well as those working in the creative fields.

Our panelists will include:

Sarah Hickey ~ Brisbane Based Artist

Hickey’s series of female idols are inspired by images of women from a variety of contexts, histories and worlds. The complex layering of imagery and patterns depict beauty, spiritual iconography and the feminine.

After completing bachelor degrees in fine arts and education, and then five years of teaching art in Queensland high schools, Sarah Hickey started to produce art professionally after a long hiatus from her own creative practice.

Hickey has held eleven solo shows and participated in over thirty group shows. A finalist in the Redland Art Awards, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Clayton Utz Art Award, Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Prize, The Mandorla Art Award, Kenilworth Painting Prize, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award and $20, 000 Metro Pearls Competition; her work was featured in Curvy magazine.

Dr. Natalie Wright ~ Academic Interior Design

Natalie is a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design in the QUT School of Design, with 18 years commercial practice experience gained in Australia, Japan and the UK, and over 10 years teaching experience. Her community-engaged research is focused around design thinking and design-led innovation approaches in the secondary and tertiary education contexts, as a framework for lifelong learning in the twenty-first century.  As part of her PhD, in 2010 she directed the unleashed: queensland design on tourexhibition and aligned goDesign three-day secondary school workshop program which travelled to six regional/rural Queensland communities. Since then she has authored and facilitated over 40 state/local government and privately funded design immersion programs for primary and secondary school students and teachers, and collaborated on the development of the State Library of Queensland (Asia Pacific Design Library)Design Minds website (http://designonline.org.au/education/). Her recent research is focused on building capacity for school teachers to teach design and utilise design thinking for learner-centred curriculum design and delivery. Natalie is a former National Director and Queensland Branch President, and Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.


Dr. Kay Kane ~ Artist and Academic


Kay studied fine art at Central School of Art and Design, London, and gained her Doctorate in Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art with a work on beauty entitled “The Restoration of Venus”.  Kay’s continuing practice embraces portraiture, landscape and still life painting. Her work is held in International collections and she is active in the Australian art world conducting workshops and judging various Art Awards, and was for three years President of the Royal Queensland Art Society.

Book online for 10% discount or at the door tickets are $10 for Adults or $5 for Students.

Go here to find out more about the Women’s Work Exhibition from 27th February to 17th March 2019.

Go here to find out more about Women’s Work Opening Night including an art auction and live music: Saturday 2nd March 7pm (tickets $10) Book online for 10% Discount.

Go here to find out more about the charity Share The Dignity, who we are fundraising for.

Share the Dignity