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AGWA Design Store honours you on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2023

The origins of International Women’s Day go back to New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women.

Today we continue to strive for a world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. At AGWA Design Store, today and always, we celebrate and honour our female designers, artists, and authors.


Perth-born ceramicist Aileen Corbett’s sculptural ceramic forms oscillate between art and architecture, figurative and minimal abstraction. With clean lines and sharp angles, her work is largely inspired by the physical environment and the utilitarian architecture of lesser seen cities.


Luxurious brooches for those who love to express their individuality. Created by local designer Juliet Cuerden, these new flower chokers are the hottest trend right now.


A standout piece of jewellery is emotive and has presence. This stunning molten silver ring is made by Perth-born Paris Fontana, and is part of the Immortale range available at AGWA Design Store.


The Seletti Canopie Vases celebrate the female form in a new collection of five vases. Designed by Elena Cutolo, each represents a girl from a different continent, with her own character and colour: Pepa from America, Lula from Oceania, Rosio from Africa, Izumi from Asia and Zoe from Europe.

Nourish your feminine soul with one of these incredible books, unique to AGWA Design Store.

Women in Abstraction
Women in Abstraction showcases the contributions and history made by female artists in the 20th Century. Complete with scholar essays and over 350 illustrations, this book explores different contexts and complexities affecting these female artists, who developed and contributed to this movement.

The Art of Feminism: The Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality 1857-2022
Dedicated to the entire history of feminist artworks on an international scale, this comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists have shaped art and visual culture from the mid nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Some notable artists included are: Zanele Muholi, Andrea Bowers, Tanja Ostojic, Barbara Kruger, Sophie Calle, and Nancy Spero.

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than a thousand paintings and works on paper that she kept largely private during her lifetime. Only in recent decades has the public reckoned with her radically abstract painting practice. This title represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art.


Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green is a visual artist, poet and writer and began writing poetry in Mullewa in the late 1970s. She is a member of the Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu cultural groups of Yamaji Nation in Western Australia.

Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green is one of the authors of new book ART launching at AGWA Design Store this weekend. ART features a selection of poetry by Green, and co-author John Kinsella, and honours the works of Ballardung Nyoongar artist Shane Pickett. This beautiful book launches on the same day as the new AGWA exhibition of Boodjar: Through the Works of Meeyakba Shane Pickett exhibition, in which a selection of Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green’s poetry features. The exhibition opens Saturday 11 March.

You can meet Charmaine and co-author John Kinsella at an instore poetry reading on Saturday from 2-4pm. This event is open to all our Design Store family and friends.