Women artists reckon with war

Two recent works channel the voices of women in acts of resistance and resilience.

With the prevalence of current world events, the globe is coming to terms with war, and artists, creatives and storytellers have gathered to explore these pressing narratives.

In Melbourne, two projects give voice to those who are impacted by war through the perspective of women.

When Women Speak of War: Artists Reckon with Wars Declared and Hidden was conceived well before the invasion of Ukraine, but has now become an act of resistance.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.