Date: Thursday 22nd March
Time: 6.30 – 8 pm
Where: Here We See – Gallery There, 424 Smith St, Collingwood
Tickets: $11, ticketing information below
Tickets available through Eventbrite
Art World Women and Founder, Claire Bridge, present an invigorating program with Katie Underwood, Sue Beyer and Louise Blyton
In association with Here We See: Gallery There and the exhibition OUT FRONT
Artists Out Front: Sugar, Pop, Drums and Disco
Gather for a fun discussion with former Bardot superstar now sound healer Katie Underwood and Out Front artists Sue Beyer and Louise Blyton to explore each artist’s practice and Katie’s new album “Madrigal”.
In addition, some of the topics we aim to cover:
– Reinventing yourself as an artist
– Finding your authentic voice and purpose
– Sustaining a creative life and career long term
– Living for a dream bigger than your own story
– Establishing and sustaining international careers
– Art World Women and Gender Equality in the Arts
There will be opportunity for audience Q and A and a chance to mingle afterwards with a glass of wine or beverage while you check out the exciting exhibition OUT FRONT.
Katie Underwood has enjoyed a diverse music career over the last 20 years with releases in Pop (Bardot), Dance (Dsico Montego, T-Funk, Terra Ferma, Southlight), Jazz & Blues (with Matt Dwyer), Indie Rock (Evoletah) and Hip-Hop (Tanha). She received an APRA award and ARIA nomination for her hit song Beautiful in 2002 and a further APRA nomination for her follow up Solo single Danger.
In 2010 she started her new career in healing with massage, reiki, meditation teaching and finally sound therapy. Katie now facilitates regular sound meditation workshops all across Melbourne using her voice and various healing instruments to induce altered states of consciousness and deep relaxation. Her first Meditation album ‘Madrigal’ is now available on CD, iTunes and most other digital platforms.
web link to her business page – Underwood Healing
Listen to her new album on iTunes:
Nature is Louise’s ultimate source of inspiration. […]Throughout her creative journey, Louise has been always inspired by the infinite possibilities offered by textural minimalism. But it is within the realm of Reductivism that the artist has attained the ultimate expression for her visual vocabulary. Materials and forms are reduced; image and medium work together to deliver the message in harmony and unison. The genesis of each individual artwork is intuitive and emotive. The compositional clarity and the unity of form and colour are visualised and then brought to life through a process that is methodical, laborious, and time-consuming. ~ excerpt from essay by Dr Eugene Barilo von Reisberg
Dr Eugene Barilo von Reisberg is a Melbourne-based scholar and art adviser, who shares his passion for art, history, and culture from the nineteenth century to the present day through regular lectures and publications.
Louise Blyton is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, curator and independent researcher currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia. She has held regular solo exhibition since the early 1990s throughout Australia (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney) and abroad (Beijing, Paris, and Williamsburg (NY) and NYC. Her works have been included in curated and invitational group exhibitions in Australia, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and USA. She was a finalist in a number of Australian and International awards and prizes, most notably the Fremantle Printmaking Prize (1988); the ANL Maritime Art Prize (2004); Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (2005); and the Blake Prize for Religious Art (2010). Her works are held in significant corporate and notable private collections in Australia, China, France, Portugal, UK and USA. She is currently engaged upon ongoing curatorial and research projects, The Exquisite Palette, and Chromatopia: A History of Colour, and had her first solo exhibition in NYC at 57th W57th.
In 2010, Sue Beyer completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with first class honours at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and was the recipient of a Griffith Award for academic excellence.
Since graduating she has held six solo exhibitions as well as taking part in Test Pattern, an annual show of graduating artists in 2010 at Ryan Renshaw Gallery and in 2011 was part of Check in an exhibition curated by Courtney Coombs for the Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival.
In 2008 Beyer won the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Award. In 2009 She was commissioned by the Queensland State Government for a public art project and in 2010 received an Australia Council ArtStart grant. In 2013 Beyer won the Milburn Art Prize, judged by Jan Manton and was a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Also in 2013, she successfully completed a public art commission for the Ipswich Hospital Expansion Project, was an artist in residence at Bundanon Trust and Point B Worklodge in Brooklyn, New York and set up an artist run space in regional Qld – Other Space. In 2014 Beyer was the winner of the Anne Lindsay Emerging Artist Award in the Stanthorpe Art Prize, judged by QAG/GOMA curator Angela Goddard and presented a talk at TEDx Brisbane held the Powerhouse in October 2014. In 2015 Beyer relocated to Melbourne and in 2016 was a finalist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper exhibition.
At the present time Sue is a Master of Fine Art research candidate at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.
Art World Women
Art World Women was created in 2011 by artist Claire Bridge as the first online magazine style website to focus exclusively on contemporary art by women in Australia and Internationally and the women who shape the art world. AWW is expanding to provide greater opportunities for the advancement of women and non-binary artists, bridging the gaps and creatively intervening to bring about gender equality in the arts.
With thanks to Here We See: Gallery There
Here We See – Gallery There is a new roaming gallery initiative presenting visual art exhibitions, projects and associated programs within transient ‘galleries’. It is a small business partnership committed to exceptional creative curatorship, fostering economic opportunities for artists with the aim to fund self-sustainable ongoing alternative models for exhibiting and representing contemporary artists in Australia. Here We See :Gallery There are the host of OUT FRONT.
Special thanks to our Prime Sponsors,
Wedgetail Estate &
The Art Room
for helping to make this event possible.
Louise Blyton, Sugarcube (blue), Acrylic on linen, 2018, 40cm x 25cm x 27cm
Katie Underwood, Bardot popstar, musician, artist , healer
Sue Beyer, Xanadu_Awesome!, 2017, Snapchat video, screen still
General Admission (includes a complimentary glass of wine or beverage): $11.00
General admission. Thank you! Your ticket supports women artists. Print and show your ticket at the bar to receive a complimentary glass of wine or mineral water.
Economic Hardship: FREE admission
We want to give everyone the chance to participate. However we also know from past expereince, people with free tickets are more likely not to show up so someone who wants a seat misses out. We have limited seats and quickly book out events.
We also know that women and non-binary artists are amongst the most economically disadvantaged, earning 25% less than male counterparts, with recent Australia Council reports indicating the situation is worsening, not improving. If you are experiencing economic hardship or disadvantage and simply can’t afford the ticket price, then please email Claire:artworldwomen [at] gmail.com with your request. We look forward to you joining us!
Can you assist? A donation of $15 per person is welcomed. Art World Women is not yet funded and all efforts are by volunteers. $25 per person doesl assist Art World Women to pay our artists a speakers fee, hire of event equipment and provision for beverages for your enjoyment. Your donation directly supports the advancement of women in the art world and sets a standard for best conduct where artist get paid for their work. Whatever you decide to offer, from $5 to $50, it all counts and goes a long way! Thank you!
ADDRESS: Gallery There:SmithST (Pop Up Gallery), 424 Smith Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: There are two steps at the ground floor entry. Can be accessed with assistance.
email artworldwomen [at] gmail.com with enquiries
Arrive early to commence at 6:30pm sharp
*children 15 years and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Content warning: explicit material and potential triggers