The Female Gaze features self-portraits and portraits of women by women artists. Drawn entirely from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection, the exhibition includes both historical and contemporary works of art.
Throughout art history, female subjects have been portrayed through the male gaze. This exhibition attempts to subvert the male perspective, while making space for female artists to have authorship over their own stories and representation.
The exhibition also allows us to ask the question: Is there something innately different about the way women portray female subjects?
A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative.
This position is not tenable (detail) 2010
oil on canvas, 60 x 40cm
Gift of the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., 2011
Tweed Regional Gallery collection ©The artist