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Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove

13 November 2020

Australia’s largest collection of women’s art is now available online. In the second podcast from the winter season of the Seesaw Lounge, curator Lee Kinsella takes us through some of her favourite works.

The winter season of the Seesaw Lounge is being released as a podcast series. In this conversation Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery curator Lee Kinsella shares her insights into the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, ahead of its release into the virtual realm.

This is the second episode of the Seesaw Lounge, recorded with Nina Levy, Lee Kinsella, and Seesaw Friends on Wednesday 1 July 2020.

Kinsella discusses how the process of curatorial acquisition and restorative action can paint women back into art history, and the University of Western Australia’s ongoing drive to increase accessibility to its art collections.

“There’s special areas of the collection that are seen to be strengths, such as modernism, feminism, we have some beautiful textile works, we have all sorts of political posters, we have contemporary photography and amongst those we have some fantastic indigenous photographers, installation, paintings, drawings.”

Lee Kinsella on the richness of the Cruthers Collection.

The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art was released online on 18 July 2020. Exhibitions drawing from the collection can be viewed year round in the Lady Sheila Cruthers Gallery at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Listen to the first conversation in the Seesaw Lounge Series, Behind the Scenes at the Ballet.

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Pictured top: Lee Kinsella is the curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Photo: supplied

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Nina Levy

Nina Levy has worked as an arts writer and critic since 2007. She co-founded Seesaw and has been co-editing the platform since it went live in August 2017. As a freelancer she has written extensively for The West Australian and Dance Australia magazine, co-editing the latter from 2016 to 2019. Nina loves the swings because they take her closer to the sky.

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