No Woman is an Island

Zoe Croggon Dive 2

Zoë Croggon, Dive #2, 2013, c-type print, 80 x 83 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Daine Singer Gallery



No Woman is an Island, 2017, BLINDSIDE. Image: Nick James Archer

May 10 – 27, 2017 at BLINDSIDE Gallery, Room 14, Level 7, Nicholas Building, Swanston Street, Melbourne. Opening Thursday 11 May, 6-8pm. 

Artists: Carla Adams, Jessie Adams, Emily Besser, Clara Bradley, Frances Cannon, Jessica Cochrane, Zoë Croggon, Anna Farago, Kate Just, Anthea Kemp, Stephanie Leigh, Kim Leutwyler and Zoe Wong.

Curator: Sophia Cai

No Woman is an Island is an ambitious group exhibition of thirteen Australian artists that focuses on female experience and perspectives through the conceptual framework of the ‘female gaze’.

Through the eyes of multi-generational women artists, the exhibition explores the shift in perception that comes with different ages and phases of life. The artists in the exhibition engage diverse practices to touch on an array of relationships to womanhood, while also exploring the theme of woman as Object vs Subject – thereby challenging, complicating, and confronting the traditional notion of the male gaze in Western art and history. This focus on subjectivity and the individual experience challenge static notions of identity and feminism.



MONOGRAPH x BLINDSIDE: Feminist reading circle. Saturday 13 May, 2pm at BLINDSIDE.

Please join MONOGRAPH, the reading circle for art lovers, for a special feminist reading group as part of the exhibition No Woman is an Island. Participants are asked to bring along a recent book or text that they have read that has inspired them, with particular reference to feminist text and authors. Discussion and criticism is encouraged. This group is open to all with an interest in art and books.

The Female Gaze: Artists’ and Curator panel. Saturday 27 May, 2pm at BLINDSIDE

As part of No Woman is an Island, exhibition curator Sophia Cai will lead a discussion with artists Clara Bradley, Anna Farago, Kate Just and Stephanie Leigh about their artistic practices as it relates to female experience.


A limited edition risograph printed catalogue designed by Helio Press was available at the exhibition launch, with an essay by Kathleen Linn.


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