11 February – 10 March, 2001.
Curator: Ramon E.S. Lerma
Artists: Maria Cruz and Victoria Lobregat
This exhibition brings together the work of two Filipina artists, Maria Cruz and Victoria Lobregat, for the first time. The Philippines has a remarkable ability of placing its women at the forefront. Fifteen years after Cory Aquino harnessed ‘people power’ to force dictator Ferdinand Marcos out of office, history repeated itself last weekend when Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed Philippine Presidency after leading a peaceful popular uprising against the discredited Joseph Estrada.
Maria Cruz and Victoria Lobregat were both born in Manila: Lobregat leaving the Philippines at only five years of age, while Cruz completed her tertiary studies prior to migrating to Australia.