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by stapletonm
posted 13/01/2016

A Woman’s Place … ?

Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell

jane Jose signing her new book

Jane Jose, signing her new book











Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton is about place: place-making and the recording of place.

The program is also about women, their contribution to the making and shaping of cities and their empathy with a place, and its influence on their art and creativity.

Two very special guests on Arts Thursday 14 January 2016 will share their ideas.

My first guest is artist Cressida Campbell – a wonderful and much-loved artist – whose depictions of her life and surroundings in Sydney are shown along with those of Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington-Smith at the SH Ervin Gallery as part of the great summer art exhibition – Destination Sydney. These three artists are a strong reminder in Destination Sydney of the strength of women artists in interpreting and recording their places.

Destination Sydney is being presented across the SH Ervin Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum and the Mosman Art Gallery as a coordinated and brilliantly conceived multi location exhibition.

My second guest also speaks about place, with a broad canvas that stretches across Australian cities.

Jane Jose has recently written Places Women Make – unearthing the contribution of women to our cities.

The book not only redresses the historical gender balance in stories of our cities with tales of extraordinary women who shaped the cities of our past and present, it also inspires women to think about their environment and to speak out about their needs and their views on liveable cities.

Jane is an urbanist, a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide City Council and now lives and works in Sydney as CEO of the Sydney Community Foundation.

For further information:

Destination Sydney runs from 5 December to 21 February 2016 – from 5th December at Manly Art Gallery and Museum; from 5th December at Mosman Art Gallery and from 11th December at the SH Ervin Gallery

You can follow Destination Sydney at:



and on Instagram @destinationsydneyshow

For further information about the SH Ervin Gallery go to: http://shervingallery.com.au/whats-on/calendar/item/125-destinationsydney

For further information about Manly Art Gallery and Museum go to: http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery/

For further information about Mosman Art Gallery go to: http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/

Places Women Make – Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities by Jane Jose and published by Wakefield Press

Available from bookstores, including Architext, the Institute of Architects bookshop in Potts Point: http://www.architext.com.au/ and from the publisher, Wakefield Press: http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 3 December 2015.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton every fortnight from 10:30 to noon.

You can also stream all Eastside Programs from your computer; from any place, at any time.

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