SUE FORD's work is curated into A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975-1985, curated by Dr Kyla McFarlane, at the Museum of Art, Monash University.

'Spanning a decade within two decades, a significant time for feminist art practice in Australia, A different Temporality presents feminist approaches to temporality in the visual arts.  

Rather than an encyclopaedic summation of feminist practice at that time, selected works reflect specific debates and modes of practice: the dematerialisation of the art object, the role of film theory, and the adoption of diaristic and durational modes of practice, including performance, photography and film.  

This durational emphasis brings together feminist approaches to history and experience, as well as conceptual investigations of cinematic time and montage, ephemerality and event, repetition and flow - forms and ideas which continue to resonate in the present.'   

Opening Saturday, 15 October, 3-5pm. Exhibition opens 14 October and continues until 17 December, 2011

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SUE FORD'S life and artworks will feature on ART NATION, Sunday 5 June at 5pm ABC1 (repeated 9.20pm, ABC2).

Along with Carol Jerrems, Melbourne photographer, Sue Ford, made a lasting impression on Australian photography before her death in 2009.  She was the first woman to have a solo show of photography at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1974. But this was only one of many firsts for feminist, filmmaker and photographer, Sue Ford.  This story examines her early work through an exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art, Time Machine: Sue Ford, and traces the life and times of one of Australia’s unsung heroines.


A major exhibition of Sue Ford's work will open on the 7 April and continue until 19 June at the Monash Gallery of Art.  Time Machine: Sue Ford will be exhibiting works from her Time series (1960s-70s), one of the key moments in late modernist Australian photography.

'Ford passed away late last year. Before her death, she was working with MGA on an exhibition of her work which would include photographs of women from 1960s-70s and her Time series. The highlight of the exhibition is Ford's as yet unexhibited long-term project, Self-portrait with camera, an extraordinary series of 47 self-portraits taken between 1960 and 2006. Material will be drawn from Ford's archive, MGA's collection and the collection of the National Gallery of Australia." 

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On Monday 16th November a memorial gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Sue Ford. To be held at Tara House, Buddhist Institute, 3 Mavis Avenue, East Brighton at 10am. Sue's family extend their warm invitation to all who knew this amazing and spirited woman