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Virginia Rigney

Virgina Rigney is a Curator, Writer and Creative Producer, and is currently the Senior Curator Visual Art at Canberra Museum & Gallery. She has worked in public museums in Australia and the UK since them mid-1980s, and was the Senior Curator at Gold Coast City Gallery from 2003 to 2017. In 2016, she was the recipient of a Queensland Government Smithsonian Fellowship. 

Virginia Rigney reviews 'Erotic Ambiguities: The female nude in art' by Helen McDonald

July 2001, no. 232 01 July 2001
The privileges of artistic ambiguity have been stretched a little by the publishers in choosing such a broad subtitle for this work. So, as the author does, let’s clarify what Erotic Ambiguities is about: ‘While focusing on the female body in art, this book considers the way in which visual art produced by women was informed by feminism.’ This statement, as it turns out, is also not entirely ... (read more)