28 July – 27 August 1994
Fiona Hall, Bronia Iwanczak, Michelle Nikou, Bronwyn Platten, Jyanni Steffensen and Linda Marie Walker
In 1894, South Australia became the first place in the world in which women could both vote and stand for parliament. The exhibition Fania is presented by the Art Museum in association with the Women’s Suffrage Centenary celebrations in this state, to honour the inspirational achievement of the suffrage women.
Conceived respectfully in the spirit of commemorating women’s suffrage, Fania, as a ritual of observance, is nevertheless more recalcitrant than it is deferential to history. Rather, it exemplifies the gloriously propagative upheaval and diversity of positions which are characteristic of contemporary feminism, and which take as right the prerogatives of independence.
A University of South Australia Art Museum exhibition. Curated by Erica Green. Catalogue essays by Judy Annear, Kate Brennan, Brenda Ludeman, Penny Magee and Rachel Moss.