A new all-woman gallery is just the tip of the iceberg

A new all-female commercial gallery has sparked renewed debate about gender parity.
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Finlerstein Gallery’s all-woman policy builds on a tradition of feminist art; image Shutterstock. 

Last week ArtsHub readers responded robustly to our story on a new Melbourne gallery that is exclusively dedicated to the work of female artists.

While the gallery is not a first, it claims to be the only commercial gallery in Australia that exclusively represents women.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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