Sydney Ladies Artists Club

A social and support organisation for invited female artists based in Sydney.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Slide night 2

After attending Slide Night 2, I agreewith you Liz - sometimes it's just easier to keep the sexes apart. I would like to suggest we stick with our kind for these events. After all it is a Ladies Club. I much prefer comments, such as at the Slide Night, from the Ladies, I think the discussion can really then grow. I see this as a meeting with some people rather than a public showing. I love Regina's rules: 4 slides only, and on the other hand found all the images presented that night icebergs for exploration. More! And with the audience we have chosen , so we can fart and complain as much as we want ( metaphorically)
I posted this acouple of times-exploring all avenues...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Slide Night II

The Sydney Ladies Artists Club is holding its second slide night on Friday the 27th January 2006, at

MOP Projects
Room 16, Level 2
617 Elizabeth Street Redfern

at 7pm.

As for the previous slide night, please bring four slides of any subject matter to present a (maximum) four minute talk, and bring a plate of food and/or a bottle of your choice.

Again, please bring a cushion or chair or something to sit on, as there is limited seating at the gallery and the floor is hard.

Friday, January 13, 2006

SLAC Q&A (I): Why a ‘Ladies’ Club?

This is probably a contentious area to speak about, and one that’s certainly open to debate, but – sometimes it’s just easier to keep the sexes apart, isn’t it? Segregation of men and women used to happen all the time in past eras (and still does in certain cultures) – ladies retiring to the drawing room leaving men to smoke their after-dinner cigars and drink whiskey; ‘Ladies Only’ sections in pubs. As post-feminists, we haven’t experienced this sense of formalised segregation in day to day life, so perhaps it’s time to experiment with it?

It can seem as though men and women are very different creatures at times – who hasn’t looked at their partner/friend/associate of the opposite sex and wondered just what it is that goes on in their head when they make the bed that way/say those kinds of things/behave like that in public?

Men should be more like women, and women should be more like men - but sometimes it’s just so much easier to stick with our own kind, so we can relax, be ourselves, understand each other, feel that we’re coming from the same place, even for just a short while.

(All that being said, the Ladies Club is open to the involvement of men in various events and contexts, this being at the discretion of the organiser of a SLAC event).


I feel there needs to be more posting on the blog, otherwise it gets boring - and event reports just aren't frequent enough to fill this need.

So I thought I'd write down some 'SLAC Q&A's, where I discuss issues associated with the Ladies Club - and perhaps explain some of the ideas behind it. I couldn't really call it 'SLAC FAQ's, because nobody's asked any questions at all, (let alone frequently), so it's 'SLAC Q&A' - me answering imaginery questions that people might ask, silently, without actually asking.

(I have to stress that the ideas I put here about what the club is are solely my own, and not necessarily representative of every member of the club, who may disagree with what I say entirely).