Australian Women's Art Register

Welcome to Women's Art Register

The Australian Women's Art Register was established by artists in 1975 to record and promote the work of Australian based women artists.

The Register now holds a collection of national significance with images dating back to 1840.

Our documentation of the cultural heritage of Australian women artists and women's art practices is being used world wide by public organisations, universities, teachers, students, curators, artists and the general public.

How to Support Us

The Register is run by a group of volunteers who complete all tasks from maintaining the archives,
to creating catalogues, fliers and the Bulletin, plus organising special events like occasional exhibitions and artist talks.

Image: Elizabeth Gower, Thinking about the meaning of life, 1990, acrylic on drafting film, 240x360cm

Image: Elizabeth Gower, Thinking about the meaning of life, 1990, acrylic on drafting film, 240x360cm

Congratulations Women's Art Register. 
Awarded "Best Visual Arts" by the Melbourne Festival Fringe 2015
for  " As If Art Festival". 

Ensure WAR exists beyond 40 years

  • Like what you have seen?

  • Like what we are?

  • Like what we do?

  • Looking forward to the 13 free events in the AS IF festival program?

As an organisation entirely run by artist volunteers your contributions are vital to our sustainability. All donations are therefore gratefully received and all proceeds go towards running the Register. 

To Donate If you would like to contribute please donate via paypal by clicking the Donate button below or click here for other options to donate.


Membership options

Download a Membership Brochure

To join WAR please fill out a Membership Form.

We welcome new volunteers

If you would like to contribute please contact the Register. Donations are gratefully received and all proceeds go towards running the Register.

Login to Member page and stay connected.

What We Offer

Slide Archive

Our expanding archive consists of 20,000+ slides, documentation folders, books, journals and catalogues which document images and writings of over 5000 Australian women artists.

Join Us

Become a member of the Women's Art Register and enjoy the benefits which include access to resources, art competitions, newsletter and more.

Click for more info.

Star Artist

Our members are offered an opportunity to showcase their work.

Click here to view our current star.

What's On 

Exhibition openings, Art Prize entries, Events and more. Keep informed and involved on your local art scene by clicking here.

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