MADA Talks: Danielle Hakim & Sally Northfield
Join us for a presentation by Danielle Hakim and Sally Northfield, co-convenors of the Women's Art Register.
The Women's Art Register (WAR) is a feminist organisation established in Melbourne in 1975 to address the resounding lack of support and awareness of the work of Australian women artists. The Register was acknowledged as a Collection of National Significance in 2010. With over 20000 images the Register is an archive and repository of slides, published material and other written sources, documenting the lives and work of over 5000 Australian women artists their art practices. A diverse range of media and art disciplines, including craft, design, photography and installation, are represented in the archive, as well as various styles from the Victorian period to contemporary times. The Register is a dynamic and unique resource (there are only two such slide libraries in the world) and is being used by artists, students, the general public, organisations, researchers, curators and universities worldwide.
Danielle Hakim is an artist, freelance photographer, curator and writer. She co-ordinated ARI Mailbox Art Space from 2014 to 2015 in collaboration with Estelle Joannou where alongside curatorial projects she conducted interviews for the Mailbox Art Space Blog. In 2015 she was a data collection assistant for The Countess Report a benchmarking project and online resource on gender equality in the Australian contemporary art sector put together by Elvis Richardson. She has exhibited in a number of artist run galleries and in 2014 she was the recipient of the Australian Council for the Arts - Art Start grant. Danielle was also an intern for the duration of the gallery project Death Be Kind (2009-2011). Danielle is the Co-convenor of the Women’s Art Register and was the Assistant Producer of the festival AS IF: 40 years and beyond - Celebrating the Women's Art Register. Her most recent project is a collaboration with Sally Northfield The Women’s Mural Documentation Project which traces the history of the recently defaced Women’s Mural by Eve Glenn & Megan Evans.
Dr Sally Northfield is a researcher, producer and women’s project consultant who works across government, communities and individuals on the array of issues that influence the lives of Australian women. Sally’s PhD research focused on the role and meaning of artmaking in the lives of women artists who had an experience of mental-ill-health. Canvassing the Emotions: Women, creativity and mental health in context was the 2016 recipient of the Women & Psychology Award for research about women, addressing gender and other social attributes. Sally is also the Co-Director of Women in Trades and Services and has delivered or consulted on projects for Women’s Information Referral Exchange, Victorian Women’s Housing Association, Women and Psychology, Office for Gender and Health, University of Melbourne and the Wellness Unit, Victoria University. Sally is the Co-convenor of the Women’s Art Register and was the Creative Producer of the festival AS IF: 40 years and beyond - Celebrating the Women's Art Register - which won best visual arts category in the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival.