Sun 24 September 2017

Pricing: Members: $30.00 / Guests: $35.00

Regretfully this event has been cancelled.

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Regretfully this event has been cancelled.

Guildhouse is pleased to partner with GU Filmhouse to present !Women Art Revolution and a selection of screen-based work from FemFlix as part of FRAN (Feminist Renewal Art Network). FRAN FEST highlights inter-generational and intersectional dialogue, investigate the legacy of second-wave feminist art and explore the nature of contemporary feminist art.

This screening is divided into three sessions, you are welcome to join us for all three, or drop in to the sessions that interests you most! Cost of entry includes a small drink and popcorn.

SESSION 1: 2pm

A curated selection of humorous, dark, experimental and biopic short films that detail the rise of Australian feminist videography during the 80s and 90s. Exploring themes on cultural and sexual identity, domesticity and coming of age through the lens of prominent feminist Australian artists.

This selection of short films was specially selected by Femflix (2016, Sydney Collage of the Arts) curators Jacqueline Millner, Jane Schneider and Deborah Szapiro for Fran Fest (2017)

Rediscovering the overlooked work of Australia’s ‘90s feminist filmmakers Sydney Morning Herald, August 2016

The Australian feminist films of the 90s were revolutionary. We can’t let them disappear The Guardian, August 2016


SESSION 1: 2pm

INTRODUCTION by Julianne Pierce, member of the pioneering cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix.

+ Just Desserts, 1993, 13mins
Director: Monica Pellizzari

+ Geo P Chicago, 1997, 4mins
Director: Tina Havelock Stevens

+ Small Treasures, 1995 14.5mins
Director: Sarah Watt

+ Out, 1995, 12mins
Director: Samantha Lang

+ Moodeitj Yorgas, 1988, 23mins
Director: Tracey Moffatt



+ Joy, 2000, 8mins
Director: Cate Shortland

+ Kitchen Sink, 1989, 14mins
Director: Alison Maclean

+ Sexy Girls, Sexy Appliances, 1992, 3mins
Director: Emma-Kate Croghan

+ Amelia Rose Towers, 1992, 11mins
Director: Jackie Wolf aka Farkas

+ Tiga,1997 6mins
Director: Lucinda Clutterbuck

+ Zipper, 1998 6mins
Director: Antoinette Starkiewicz

+ Nice Coloured Girls, 1987, 17mins
Director: Tracey Moffatt


!Women Art Revolution
SESSION 3: 4:45pm

+ !Women Art Revolution, 2010, (USA) 83mins
Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

“All artists, especially women, need to embrace their responsibility and watch this truly inspirational chronicle of artistic segregation.”Lauren Lloyd, LAist, June 14, 2011

“Ms. Hershman Leeson’s documentary sets out to correct the historical record and goes further, making the case that feminist art — varied, messy, conflicted and engaged with the times — is at the very center of that history.” Rachel Saltz, The New York Times, May 31, 2011.


Monica Pellizzari
Tina Havelock Stevens
Erica Glynn
Sarah Watt
Samantha Lang
Cate Shortland
Alison Maclean
Emma-Kate Croghan
Jackie Wolf aka Farkas
Lucinda Clutterbuck
Antoinette Starkiewicz
Tracey Moffatt
Lynn Hershman Leeson