In line with the restrictions announced by the Premier of Victoria, the Women’s Art Register will be temporarily closed from Thursday 9 July. The W.A.R. team sends our best wishes to our community during this time.

While the archive is closed, you can keep in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram or send your research enquiry to

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Women's Art Register

The Women’s Art Register is Australia’s living archive of women’s art practice (cis, non-binary and trans inclusive) and a national, artist-run and not-for-profit community and resource.

Assessed as a ‘Collection of National Significance’ through the Heritage Collections Council in 2009, this unique archive houses the images, catalogues, posters and ephemera of over 5000 Australian and International artists.

Since 1975 the Women’s Art Register has provided an inclusive, independent platform for research, education, advocacy and support for its members and the Arts, Education and GLAM sectors, enhancing the status of women artists and addressing issues of equity, professional practice and cultural heritage.


We’re on a mission to cast a floodlight onto Australian women’s art practice and we need your help.

This Is W.A.R. is a new project by the Women's Art Register that aims to draw attention to our vast, yet relatively invisible, history of creative women by putting their stories on the map (literally!).

This Is W.A.R. will plot historic sites of women’s art practice in and around Melbourne/Naarm on an online map—places of work, community, inspiration, learning, challenge and celebration. We're keen to hear about sites that were in use prior to 2000.

Your mission is set.
The reconnaissance has begun.
Share your sites and stories now!

Bulletin #66

The latest Bulletin is now available for viewing online. The bumper issue features creatives from all over Australia responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Women's Art Register is an Incorporated Association, registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Supported by the City of Yarra. 

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