PLAN YOUR VISIT - Discover mythological narratives and stories of migration with new exhibition Land & Sea (2 March - 16 June 2024)


The Story of Art Without Men
Katy Hessel

How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? And what is the Baroque anyway?

Join art historian and curator Katy Hessel to hear The Story of Art Without Men and overturn art history as you knew it, with Katy and host Rachel Kent, Bundanon CEO.

An international bestseller, written in response to E.H. Gombrich’s classic chronicle, first published in 1950 and recently updated to include just one woman, this is the story of art as it’s never been told before. Katy’s revisionist history builds upon her popular podcast and Instagram account, The Great Women Artists, where her fresh approach has garnered fans worldwide – and earned her a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list.

The Story of Art Without Men is presented in partnership with Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Click here to read the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2024 program.



Katy Hessel

Katy Hessel is an art historian, curator, broadcaster, and author of The Story of Art without Men, an International Bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Year 2022. She runs @thegreatwomenartists, an Instagram account that has celebrated women artists on a daily basis since 2015, and hosts The Great Women Artists Podcast, where she has interviewed Tracey Emin and Marina Abramović.

Katy has curated exhibitions across the globe, lectured at The National Gallery and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, presented radio and television programmes for the BBC, and writes a fortnightly column for The Guardian. She is a Visiting Fellow of Cambridge University.    



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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General Admission: $25
Concession & Members: $20
Tickets include Art Museum entry


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo NSW 2540

Dates & Times
26/05/2024 - 26/05/2024 The Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon
Sydney Writers’ Festival

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