Throughout summer 2020/21, Kambri at ANU and aMBUSH Gallery celebrated the work of Australian creative women with the launch of a stunning new festival.
Inspired by the Know My Name movement and in a cultural partnership between aMBUSH Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), HERE I AM: Art by Great Women was a showcase of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous women artists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including street art, fine art, photography, illustration, digital, sculpture, film and more.
Presented by Kambri at ANU, curated by aMBUSH Gallery and with over 100 featured artists, the summer-long family-friendly festival showcased some of Australia’s best female creative talent with activations including outdoor public art and gallery exhibitions, live art and music events, public talks, film screenings, ArtHack, creative workshops, health and wellbeing and more.
Two of the headline activations were a group show in aMBUSH Gallery’s Kambri space with diverse art from over 30 women from across Australia, and an outdoor exhibition at Exhibition Avenue, with large-scale works from 24 emerging and established artists including Bohie, Georgia Hill, Noni Cragg, Kaff-eine, Nanami Cowdroy, Amala Groom, and Nicole Reed to name a few.
Comprising many diverse events held at venues across the Kambri precinct, the festival’s lively program appealed to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and provided an invaluable platform for women artists and creatives to engage with the wider community so their names can be seen, heard and known.
Client: The Australian National University
Location: Kambri at ANU, Canberra ACT
Capabilities: Placemaking, Cultural Programming, Activation, Marketing and Communications, Partnerships