CoUNTess has discovered how poorly designed some of these university web sites are while trying to find the visual art departments only three had their own distinct web identity so it was quite tricky. Therefore it was also difficult to find out who the various staff were at each artschool. CoUNTess has also been told that university sites are not so very up to date and therefore they are not reflective of the vast numbers of casual or short contract staff employed.
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So without access to all this information we have no definitive numbers on the gender breakdown of staff at Australian art schools to bring to you in this post. But we can share with you the art departments we were able to find as the results could indicate the most positive outcome so far for women artists - 58% women and 42% men.