DAAO and Contemporary Art and Feminism have been working together to lift the visibility of women working in the arts, past and present.

CAF is a multi-faceted project calling on artists, writers, students and thinkers with a passion for art and feminism. Through real and virtual activism, the project aims to reclaim historically overlooked artists and work toward a more vibrant, egalitarian future.

On June 15, the Art Gallery of New South Wales will be hosting a Future Feminist Archive Symposium and How to DAAO workshop, led by Dr Gillian Fuller.

One of the central aims of Future Feminist Archive is finding ways to recover lost archives, to stock-take existing records, and to generate new ideas for curating and archiving.

DAAO is a valuable tool for realising these goals and for building a more collaborative research community. The database holds over 15,000 person records and is continually expanding. The workshop is the perfect introduction to e-research and is open to anyone and everyone. You can help to redress the gender imbalance in web content by sharing accurate and useful information on Australian art and design.

The symposium will run from 11 – 12pm and will be led by Gillian Fuller (UNSW, NIEA), Eric Riddler (AGNSW Archive), Jo Holder (The Cross Art Projects and CAF), Macushla Robinson (Curator of See you at the Barricades, AGNSW), Jesmond Calleja (Collections and Systems Manager, AGNSW) and Steven Miller (Head of Library Services, AGNSW).

The How to DAAO Workshop will run from 12:30 – 3:30pm. All you need to bring is a laptop and your research or C.V.

To register for the free seminar please email: joholder@aic.net.au

Here is a photograph of Gill in command at the Wollongong Art Gallery on May 10.