Her Place: Remarkable Women

24 May–18 June 2017

COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre)
95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac VIC

Monday-Friday 8.30am-8pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 11am-8pm.

Telephone: 0477 411 089
Email: herplace@herplacemuseum.com

Her Place: Remarkable Women honours the lives and contributions of women throughout Victoria. The third in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, it celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance of women through video interviews, photographs, biographical accounts and personal artefacts.

The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from across Victoria including the south west. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, farmers and businesswomen, scientists and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach.

Many of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in 2001, the Honour Roll pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their field and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community. Each year, at the time of International Women’s Day, a new group of remarkable Victorian women is inducted onto the roll, thereby creating a significant record and increased awareness of the achievements and contributions of women in this state.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a program of public discussions, educational programs, resources and workshops that explore current and topical issues affecting women of all ages today.

 

Women profiled in the exhibition

Susan Alberti AC
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2014

Paola Balla

Pat Bigham AFSM
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2017

Joan Kirner AC
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2001

Val Lang AM

Brigitte Muir OAM
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2001

Halima Mohamed
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2008

Peta Searle
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2017

Diane Wright
Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2013