Women artists on making at home

What do artists Louise Olsen, Karen Black and Zoe Young have in common? Learn how ‘home’ has influenced how and what they make.
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In the last few years, there has been a major rebalance at play, as institutions globally have adjusted their collection holdings, exhibition programs and publishing initiatives to give greater voice and visibility to women artists.

Joining that line-up, is the recently released coffee table book, Artists at Home, by author and photographer Karina Dias Pires. While the book is what you would expect – lavishly glossy and flip-friendly – it also neatly corrals together 32 female Australian artists, under the shared discussion of their studio practice and the impact of ‘home’ on their making.

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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