The Hidden Sex

Exhibition and Shows

31 Jan 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

Solo exhibition by Julie Ryder, exploring creative ways of using seaweed as a medium for artistic expression and incorporating natural dyes and threads for further embellishment. Botanical and algae collections were a popular pastime for women in the 19th century, and their drawings or paintings are an inspiration for the artist who uses them as a contemporary metaphor for gender inequality. Ryder also pays homage to the Victorian passion for science, seaweed and botany from the women’s point of view, with a series of wall pieces that will include digital prints in the way of large glass microscope slides.

Julie will present two floor talks on the exhibition on Saturday 23 February 1pm and on International Women’s Day: 8 March, at 12pm.


Caters for hearing impairment Disabled access available Public Toilet Shop Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Event Times

31 Jan 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


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180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra, 2601

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