Feminist Art Networkers was a group of women artists and art
historians formed in 1982 which advocated raising the profile of
art work by women and of feminist art. The collective's actions
were varied, ranging from changes to the secondary school art
syllabus, letters to editors, gallery directors and curators,
seminars, workshops, and the production of the 1987 New Zealand
Herstory diary which featured New Zealand women
The archive contains two scrapbooks of material collected by
members which include minutes of meetings, invitations,
correspondence, postcards, articles, programmes for seminars,
posters and other publicity materials. Artwork by members is
also included. The members of FAN were: Juliet Batten, Elizabeth
Eastmond, Alexa Johnston, Claudia Pond Eyley, Priscilla Pitts,
Carole Shepheard, Cheryl Sotheran, and Merylyn Tweedie.
Elizabeth Eastmond "FAN Memories: Feminist Art Networkers'
Archive 1982-88," Reading Room: A Journal of Art and
Culture, issue 3, 2009 pp.172-179.