Borrowed Scenery

Artwork: Fiona Lowry, I’m your kind, I’m your kind and I see , 2006. Acrylic and gouache on canvas. 167 x 152cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery Photograph: Stephen Oxenbury

Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Sunday 10 March 2019
Closing event, Friday 8 March 2019 | 6pm – 8pm  

For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.

With over 50 artworks from the Campbelltown City collection including ceramics, weavings, sculpture, paintings prints and new media, Borrowed Scenery celebrates and acknowledges the significance and influence of individual practice. Rather than becoming a subject of a scene, Borrowed Scenery creates a reflection of unique achievement and explores the discourses of female representation within collections and exhibitions. In response to Borrowed Scenery, The Countess Report will be critiquing the permanent collection addressing institutional accountability within contemporary arts.



Aida Tomescu

Barbara Cleveland

Bronwyn Oliver

Christine Dean

Cybelle Blakebrough

Deborah Kelly

Deborah Walker

Elaine Campaner

Elisabeth Cummings

Ellen Trevorrow

Eunice Napanangka

Fiona Lowry

Fonika Vervoorn-Booth

Gloria Petyarre

Hilarie Mais

Ildiko Kovacs

Janet Mansfield

Jenny Orchard

Joan Ross

Joanne Thew

Joyce Moate

Joyce Roseby

Katthy Cavaliere

Kitty Kantilla

Lenore Rays

Makinti Napanangka

Manupa Butler

Marea Gazzard

Marion Borgelt

May Bocking

Narputta Nangala

Norma Gibson

Olive McAleer

Pat Larter

Pippin Drysdale

Regina Wilson

Rosalie Gascoigne

Sandra Taylor

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

Shay Docking

Tracey Moffatt

Wilma Walker

Borrowed Scenery Learning Resource