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Lou Steer: THE FEMALE GAZE           


intelligent animal and the Darlington Installation Project (DIP) present The Female Gaze by Lou Steer.

A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T


We know the male gaze – the gaze that objectifies women as beautiful images for the pleasure of the male viewer. Under the male gaze, women are seen as seductive, inviting but passive; the woman in the image is waiting to be activated by the man who gazes at her. 

The female gaze is less seen in art. In this exhibition, the women gaze fearlessly from the page at the viewer. The observed become the observers. Their expressions are calm and neutral, their eyes bright and inquisitive. 

This exhibition will be on display during the Sydney LGBTIQ Mardi Gras (17 February – 7 March) and International Women’s Day (8 March). The first letter of the name of each portrait spells out the message STOP ADANI URGENCY.

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Exhibition:  22-02-21  -  14-03-21
Darlington Installation Project [DIP]
30 Golden Grove Street, Darlington, Sydney NSW2008 Australia
DIP is a window gallery and accessible for street viewing 24 hours.
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Artist declaration in support of the Australian Women & Children's Crisis Service Violence Alliance (20%). https://awccs.com.au/

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The campaign to move Australia beyond coal and #StopAdani is critical.  Community members from around the country are undertaking frontline action to stop the construction of the Adani Carmichael mine at Moray Downs, Queensland.  These dedicated people are engaging in peaceful civil disobedience to show Adani and their supporters that the community will not let them build their mine.  Intelligent Animal support Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) in their nonviolent campaign to Stop Adani.


Intelligent Animal acknowledge elders, past present and future - and that they are of continuing importance in relationship and responsibility to traditional land.  ia respect the communication protocols and the role of Elders in culture and heritage protection advice. 


Intelligent Animal contributes to the growing awareness of the critical action required to ensure the future of our bio-diversity and to ensure there is ongoing protection.


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Acknowledgement of Country

ia acknowledges the First Australians on whose traditional lands we live, create, meet and work, and their elders past, present and emerging, whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.