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She Persists: Perspectives on Women in Art & Design

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This is not a monograph on the history of women artists or an art-historical survey of ‘women’s art’. It is thirty-four perspectives on pivotal moments in, and key contributions to, the field of art and design by women, all drawn from the NGV Collection.


The idea of persistence was the inspiration for this publication. The works explored demonstrate the tenacity of women, from the day-to-day determination required by women practitioners whose very existence was a radical act, to the direct activism of individuals from the past and present. Taking a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspective, this volume is a vital addition to the conversation about women’s contribution to art and design history.

Edited by Annika Aitken, Dr Isobel Crombie, Megan Patty, Dr Maria Quirk and
Myles Russell-Cook


Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
Paperback with dust-jacket
165 x 241 mm (portrait), 348 pages
Printed on Munken Print White from Arctic Paper
ISBN: 9781925432763
Category: Contemporary art, architecture and design
RRP: $59.95
Published: March 2020