Delivered virtually over four afternoons and two evenings, the Know My Name Conference celebrates all women as artists, activists, researchers, intellectuals and mentors now and into the future.

Foregrounding First Nations perspectives and diverse voices, the event will bring together leading and emerging Australian and international voices from arts and academia to share ideas, insights and creative practice.

Through keynotes, performances, panels, discussions and artist-led approaches, the conference will consider historical and contemporary experiences of gender and feminism in the arts to imagine new futures.

The conference is accessible, inclusive and participatory. Sessions will include live captions, AUSLAN interpretation and audio description and will enable dialogue and discussion with presenters and the delegate community.

Tickets enable access to live virtual sessions, conference resources and recordings of sessions until 30 June 2021.

Presented by the National Gallery of Australia, the Know My Name Conference has been developed in collaboration with presenting partners the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian National University School of Art & Design, University of Melbourne and UNSW Art & Design.

Keynote speakers

Nan Goldin: one of the most important and influential artists of our time, over the last 45 years Goldin has revolutionised the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture and has created some of contemporary culture’s most indelible images.

Genevieve Grieves: a proud Aboriginal woman of the Worimi nation of Australia, Grieves is an educator, curator, filmmaker, artist, oral historian, researcher, and writer with 20 years’ experience in the arts and culture.

Jennifer Higgie: Australian-born writer, editor-at-large of frieze magazine and presenter of the podcast Bow Down: Women in Art History.

Griselda Pollock: Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History at the University of Leeds and the 2020 Laureate of the Holberg Prize, awarded for her contribution to feminism and art history.

Program Summary

Session 1 – Where are we now?
1pm – 3.30pm Tues 10 Nov 2020

Session 2 – Alternate Histories
1pm – 3.30pm Wed 11 Nov 2020

In Conversation: Nan Goldin & Jennifer Higgie
6pm – 7.30pm Wed 11 Nov 2020

Session 3 – Communities, Collectives & Lineages
1pm – 3.30pm Thurs 12 Nov 2020

Annual Lecture – Decolonise Your Feminism
6pm – 7.30pm Thurs 12 Nov 2020

Session 4 – Future Practices
1pm – 4pm Fri 13 Nov 2020

Mix It Up – Breakout Discussions
An opportunity for delegates to connect, provoke discussion and contribute to conference outcomes.
3.30pm – 4.30pm Tues 10 – Thurs 12 November 2020

Conference Ticket Packages

Full Conference Program & Mix It Up
(Limited capacity)

Full Conference Program & Mix It Up ticket holders gain access to all sessions including In Conversation: Nan Goldin & Jennifer Higgie and the Annual Lecture, plus all three Mix It Up sessions that provide opportunities for delegates to connect, provoke discussion and contribute to conference outcomes.

On sale until 5pm Monday 9 November 2020.

Ticket options
Standard $120
NGA Members ^ $110
Concession ^^ $55

Full Conference Program

Full Conference Program ticket holders gain access to all sessions including In Conversation: Nan Goldin & Jennifer Higgie and the Annual Lecture.

On sale until 5pm Monday 9 November 2020.

Ticket Options
Standard $100
NGA Members ^ $90
Concession ^^ $50

Session passes

Passes for individual sessions are on sale until 5pm the day prior.

Session Pass Options
Standard $25
NGA Members ^ $20
Concession ^^ $15

Hardship bursaries

Are you experiencing financial hardship? We are giving away 100 bursaries for people affected by hardship to attend the Know My Name Conference.

84 bursaries are for the Full Conference Program, and 16 bursaries (two from each state and territory) are for Full Conference Program & Mix It Up. The Mix It Up sessions provide opportunities for delegates to connect, provoke discussion and contribute to conference outcomes.

Please provide your details to apply. For those wishing to attend the Mix It Up sessions, please provide a short statement of what you hope to bring to the Know My Name discussion.

Applications close 12pm Thursday 29 October.
Successful recipients will be notified by the end of October 2020.

^ NGA Members only, not reciprocal
^^ Includes all concession card holders and NAVA Members