A new foundation for Australian women’s art

Busting gender disparity in the visual arts wide open, Sheila is a new foundation aimed at building collections, and awareness.
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Sheila and Jim Cruthers in their retirement apartment in 2008. Sheila holds Joy Hester’s Girl in corner, one of her favourite paintings. Photograph Kerry Edwards, courtesy The West Australian; supplied.

Sheila: A Foundation for Women in Visual Art was officially launched in Perth yesterday (28 May). The initiative comes out of a swelling need for greater gender equality within the visual arts.

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