Just 18% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. When it comes to women artists and creators, that number is even lower.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the National Gallery of Australia is partnering with Wikimedia Australia to enhance understanding and appreciation of work by Australian women artists.
Become part of the Wikipedia community of volunteers who collaboratively create and maintain the world’s largest and most popular research tools. Join Wikimedia Australia’s Caddie Brain and the Gallery’s Research Library staff for an interactive four-hour workshop where you can learn to edit and make new entries to Wikipedia. You will have the opportunity to create a new page on a selected Australian woman artist.
The workshop will include research resources and access to the National Gallery’s specialist Research Library. Basic computer skills are required. No previous Wikipedia editing experience is necessary.
Bring your own laptop. Extra computers will be available on request.
Participation is free but registration is essential as the event has limited capacity.
You will be provided with further information on registration and Wikimedia Australia will help you create a Wikipedia account prior to the event.