From Venus to Cleopatra: Petrina Hicks’ Women

Thu 23 Jan, 2pm–2.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV Australia, Federation Square

Exhibition space
Level 3

Issues of gender and representation are more culturally relevant than ever before. How does Petrina Hicks interrogate visual representations of women throughout art history and mythology in her photographs?


Dr Maria Quirk is the Assistant Curator for Collections and Acquisitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). A historian of women’s and art history, she has previously held academic positions at the University of Queensland and Deakin University, and is a former State Library of Queensland research fellow. Quirk’s research has previously appeared in Woman’s Art Journal, The Journal of Victorian Culture and Visual Culture in Britain. Her first monograph, Women, Art and Money in Late Victorian and Edwardian England: The Hustle and the Scramble was published by Bloomsbury in 2019.

Talks and discussions Contemporary Photography Petrina Hicks NGV Australia, Federation Square