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== Meet our Wikipedians ==
== Meet our Wikipedians ==

Revision as of 01:43, 12 February 2020

Just 18 per cent of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. When it comes to female artists and creators, that number is even lower.

Wikimedia Australia is partnering with the National Gallery of Australia on its Know My Name project, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of work by Australian artists who identify as women.

This March, we are co-hosting a series of edit-a-thons with galleries and libraries around Australia on the weekend of International Women's day. Our goal is to create 100 new pages about female creators, also as part of Art+Feminism.

Join us at an event near you.


Meet our Wikipedians

Bunty Avieson - Sydney

Dr Alysia Bennett - Hobart

Alysia is a lecturer at Monash University’s Department of Architecture. Her current research focuses on overcoming barriers to the densification and diversification of dwellings in established suburbs to address the shortage of holistically affordable housing. Over the past decade Bennett has undertaken a range of architectural research and consulting roles within the public and private sectors, including the University of Tasmania, the City of Sydney, BVN and the Office of the State Architect in Tasmania. She is also affiliated with Cumulus Studio and Parlour’s WikiD Australia initiative.

Caddie Brain - Canberra

Caddie is an independent curator, producer and audio-maker based in the Northern Territory. Recent work includes Indigemoji and A Tale of Four Cities: A Soundwalk through Darwin as well as exhibitions for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Northern Territory Library. She has run Wikiclub NT since 2016 to improve the representation of Northern Territory content on Wikipedia. She is currently studying a Master of Applied Cybernetics at the Australian National University's 3A Institute.

Ingrid Cumming - Perth

Ingrid is a Whadjuk Noongar woman from Fremantle, Western Australia. A graduate of Murdoch University and Melbourne Business School, she has during her career, presented and published articles internationally, presented at TedXPerth and is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, Indigenous knowledge, research and cultural development. She is the founder and CEO of the multiple award-winning Kart Koort Wiern (Head Heart and Spirit), founded in 2010, which is a Perth based consultancy that offers consultancy, training and workshops across Australia promoting reconciliation and increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths and strategy. She recently co-coordinated the launch of Noongarpedia, Australia's first Indigenous language portal on Wikipedia in her traditional language of Noongar.

The Perth edit-a-thon is also supported by Gideon Digby.

Margaret Donald – Sydney

Pru Mitchell – Adelaide

Caroline Phillips - Melbourne

Ann Reynolds – Sydney

Ann is a foundation member of the Women Write Wiki group which focuses on creating articles on women and women’s issues and meets twice a month at The Women’s Library in Newtown. Following a career in publishing and office administration and sailing in three Sydney-Hobart yacht races, Ann now spends her time researching local and family history, correcting Trove newspaper transcriptions and editing Wikipedia. With a BA in history from the Australian National University, she is co-author of “The Witches’ Houses of Annandale” published by the Annandale Urban Research Association in 2018. She is also membership officer and honorary treasurer of the Feminist Legal Clinic Inc.

Alice Woods – Alice Springs and Darwin


Caddie Brain
Know My Name Events Coordinator
Wikimedia Australia

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