Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/ArtAndFeminism MCA October 2014
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Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art - Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
All around the world, groups are getting together to redress the gender imbalance on Wikipedia. Come along to the MCA, see works by women artists on display in the galleries, peruse a collection of resources, and get editing!
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear — with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopaedia Britannica — Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
How to prepare:
- create a Wikipedia account before the event, and add your name to the participants list at the bottom.
- Write something on your "user page" to describe your interests and that you will be editing as part of this event. Link to this event page.
- Familiarise yourself with Wikipedia's three Core content policies - Neutral point of view, Verifiability, and no original research.
The Biographies of living persons policy is also very important for this event's theme.
- Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.
On the day:
No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary we will be able to tutor you through or help you on the day. There are training modules available if you would like to prepare yourself in advance
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia - 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney. Event Details. This event is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art and Feminism Research Group at Sydney University.
- Cost: Free
- 12noon Clare Willcox, Public Programs Coordinator will discuss women artists in the MCA Collection
- 1pm Artist Talk by members of Brown Council on their work in the MCA Collection
Please add your photos to WIkimedia Commons with the category ArtAndFeminism_Sydney_2014
Articles to be Improved
List of suggested articles, or find your own to contribute to!
Individuals and Groups:
- Del Kathryn Barton
- Vivienne Binns
- Justine Cooper
- Lynne Cooke
- Betty Churcher
- Clark Beaumont
- Bindi Cole
- Linda Dement
- Fiona Foley
- Rosalie Gascoigne
- Elizabeth Grosz
- Natalie Jeremijenko
- Emily Kame Kngwarreye
- Anastasia Klose
- Janet Laurence
- Fiona Lowry
- Tracey Moffatt
- Dawn O'Donnell
- Patricia Piccinini
- Margaret Preston
- Julie Rrap--Scgriffin (talk) 00:41, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Sunday Reed
- Melinda Rackham
- VNS Matrix
If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature.
- OR drohowa (talk) 18:44, 24 October 2014 (UTC) Will be participating remotely and can help out as needed!
- Lindsaytorte (talk) 20:35, 24 October 2014 (UTC) Will be there before the event starts to meet volunteers and will stay until 1ish.
- Whiteghost.ink (talk) 23:04, 24 October 2014 (UTC) will be there from about 11.30
- Dianavsmith (talk) 08:44, 25 October 2014 (UTC) will be there before the event to help set up and and will stay until 4pm.
- ClareWillcox (talk) 0:.43, 26 October 2014 (UTC) will be there before the event to help set up and and will stay until 2pm.
- Enwady (talk) 00:03, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- KellyDollyDolly (talk) 00:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- 2snoo (talk) 00:29, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Chatham59 (talk) 00:31, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Ira_Artemisirris (talk) 00:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- LouiseRMayhew (talk) 00:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Scgriffin (talk) 00:38, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Juno M Gemes (talk) 00:39, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Hollycat5 (talk) 00:53, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Zaftiglet (talk)
- Joeycolesmyer (talk) 03:18, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Monicamonin (talk) 03:24, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Katejinx (talk) 03:25, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Sugarcandyland (talk) 03:28, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
- Barnkiov (talk)
- Jackmillner (talk)
- Scgriffin (talk)
- vangelbob (talk)
- Sign your name here.
- "Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Workshop". http://www.mca.com.au/events/wikipedia-edit-thon/. MCA. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. External link in
- Maley, Jacqueline. "Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' writes women into history". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 October 2014.