Since 2008 Countess has fearlessly brought you timely and eye-opening statistics on gender equity in the Australian contemporary visual arts.

Countess’s unstoppable commitment to data collection and reportage puts gender equity on the record for everyone to see.

Women are 75% of art school graduates but only 34% of artists exhibited in our state museums and galleries. Statistics like this from the cannot be argued with – they are evidence that gender biases plays a role in determining what art is exhibited, collected and rewarded.

Countess is internationally recognised as the go-to resource for statistics, data and dialogue on gender equity in the Australian visual arts sector. We have already made an impact, sparking debate and excavating the often overlooked, entrenched and normalised gender biases of those in power, but there is still much work to be done.

Countess values access and inclusion and has always been freely available online as both a blog and interactive benchmarking report. Countess is a resource for the entire arts ecology – artists, art institutions and their arts workers, curators, directors, boards, art educators, students, art collectors and consumers.

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