6 Contemporary Women Artists | Action in Abstraction

14/05/2023 - 07/06/2023

This all-women exhibition features a collection of paintings and works on paper where markings, incisions, strokes of paint and sometimes lashings of colour construct pictorial form. Whilst each artist applies different perspectives and techniques, each work represents an abstraction of emotional, physical and mental energy. The curatorial principle guiding this bold showcase of contemporary expression is ‘activity’ in the sense of both mental process and physical application.

Featuring work by:

Bec Juniper: Winner of King’s School Art Prize (2018).

Minnie Pwerle (1915-2006): Represented in major public art collections, including NGA, NGV, AGNSW, AGWA, QAG.

Melinda Schawel: Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Finalist (2020) and Winner of People’s Choice Award. (2017)

Llewellyn Skye: Home Beautiful Magazine – one of Australia’s 20 “best and brightest artists” (2023).

Sally Stokes: Winner of Muswellbrook Arts Prize (2021).

Judith White: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Finalist (2022) and Calleen Art Prize Finalist (2022).


Llewellyn Skye 'We So Boujee' oil on canvas 123 x 304cm $18,500
Sally Stokes 'Fewer words spoken' oil on canvas 76 x 92cm $3,500
Melinda Schawel 'Emanate' ink and pencil on torn and perforated paper 75 x 105cm $6,600 SOLD
Bec Juniper 'Great Southern Dynamic' mixed media on canvas 150 x 150cm $13,000 SOLD
Sally Stokes 'Revelations abundant' oil on linen 170 x 170cm $14,000
Minnie Pwerle 'Women's Ceremony' (2004) acrylic on linen 130 x 200cm $38,800 | Provenance: Private Collection, Sydney; purchased Mbantua Aboriginal Art Gallery, Alice Springs
Sally Stokes 'I might have stood by' oil on canvas 122 x 122cm $7,300
Judith White 'Ash on Water' collage and acrylic on canvas 125 x 180cm $19,000
Sally Stokes 'After looking' oil on canvas 122 x 122cm $7,300
Lewellyn Skye 'Here We Go Again' oil on canvas 123 x 304cm $18,500