Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism

Bright hand painted coloured posters by Kelly Doley

Exhibition duration

8 October - 10 December 2016

Gallery opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


Ninety-five hand-painted posters about feminism now.

In 2012 Australian artist Kelly Doley initiated the project The Learning Centre: Two Feminists, inviting 16 participants from different backgrounds to teach her about feminism. Thoughts, facts and ideas from these conversations were translated into 95 hand-painted posters, transforming the live encounter between the artist and participant into an archive of feminist thought and history.

Unapologetically contradictory and provocative, Kelly Doley: Things Learnt About Feminism investigates the tropes and cliches of the political poster and celebrates the strength and diversity of feminism today.

Presented by the UWA’s Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, the nation’s only public collection of art by Australian women.


Image: Kelly Doley, Things Learnt About Feminism #1 - #95 (detail). 2014. Ink pen on 220gm fluorescent card. 60 x 52cm (95 pieces). CCWA 956. Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, The University of Western Australia. © Courtesy the artist.

Artist: Kelly Doley

Kelly Doley is a contemporary artist, curator and writer based in Sydney. She is also one-fourth of artist collective BC Institute (formally Brown Council), with Diana Smith, Kate Blackmore and Francis Barrett, one half of the feminist research project Sunday School, also with Diana Smith. Kelly is a prolific and generous artist interested in researching, sharing and growing feminist and revolutionary histories and her work often uses performance, live interactions and collaboration to achieve this. 

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