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Tonight! Cherchez la Femme: Feminism and the Arts

Image: Judith Leyster Self Portrait, c. 1630 How does being a feminist affect your art? Why do women basically staff the entire arts sector and yet very few are in positions of real power? And which creative industries are the most sexist?

Explore these topics and more at tonight’s extra special Fringe instalment of the monthly digest of popular culture and current affairs from a feminist perspective, Cherchez la femme.

The event will feature special guests such as comic Lou Sanz, film critic Cerise Howard, TV and radio personality Namila Benson, and artist and cultural activist Megan Evans. Plus the musical talents of Emily Jarrett (Go-Go Sapien), Eloise Maree (I Hung out with Gen Y and all I got was this Lousy Facebook Account), country-pop chanteuse Jane Dust and the rising star of lo-brow, hi-glam cabaret, Kitty Bang.

As always, there will be much audience participation and robust debate on women and the arts.

Overland has three double passes to give away. Email us asap: overland@vu.edu.au

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