Micky Allan: A Live-in Show

Micky Allan is a pioneering feminist artist who features in the upcoming Know My Name: Australian Women Artists from 1900 to Now exhibition. Yvette Dal Pozzo explores the significance of Allan’s 1978 Live-in Show and shares how it is being re-imagined in a contemporary context.

I was reminded recently that the origin of the word ‘curate’ comes from the Latin word ‘cura’, meaning to care.[1] Peering back through time to feminist artists and curators working in the 1970s, there is a distinct sense of care imbued in their practice. They sought to break down the distinctions between…



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