THE LOST PETITION RETURNS - Honouring the lives of Australian Women and Children lost to violence
The Lost Petition returns was a powerful and profoundly moving multi-media exhibition, focused on the vital need to end violence against women and children.
Created by artist and activist Dans Bain, in collaboration with Sherele Moody of the Red Heart Campaign, at the centre of this arresting exhibition was The Lost Petition Artwork – a 30-metre list of names lost to gendered violence since 2008, written on bedsheets.
The exhibition also featured a peaceful reflective installation called The Living Room; photos and stories of women and children lost to violence and the voices of their families; a special red heart tribute to the 75 lives lost this year; and interactive elements for visitors to engage with.
HERSTORY: Celebrating 25 Years of Emily's List Australia
EMILY’s List Australia and Her Place partnered to create HERSTORY: Celebrating 25 years of EMILY’s List Australia
This exhibition told the story of a ‘for women by women’ network that provides political, financial, and personal support to progressive Labor women candidates and politicians in Australia. It celebrated how positive change can be created when women take action. A history of how positive change can be created by women taking action.
Learn about affirmative action, the decriminalisation of abortion, and the many ‘firsts’ for women, including the election of First Nations women, state and territory leaders, and the first woman to be Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard AC.
EMILY stands for Early Money is Like Yeast – it makes the dough rise!
Unmasked pays tribute to the nurses and midwives of Australia with a particular focus on Victoria, acknowledging the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020. Drawing on 230 years of history, and set against a backdrop of social and political change, the exhibition highlights the multiple and diverse roles of nurses and midwives: in civilian and military life, in peacekeeping spheres, practice, politics, business, activism and advocacy.
Twelve practitioners feature as past and present exemplars of their profession. Through these individuals’ demonstration of tenacity and ingenuity, Unmasked celebrates the immeasurable and collective contribution of nurses and midwives to Australian health care.
Unmasked is presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria and supported by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
This exhibition is made possible with funding from the Victorian Government.
Women have been creators, innovators and pioneers in STEM for thousands of years. From Indigenous knowledge systems, to nanotechnology and the sequencing of the koala genome, women have been central to STEM in Australia. However, their contributions are not widely known.
STEMpowered was a new initiative that aims to remedy the silence. Developed by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training and supported by the Royal Society of Victoria, the exhibition tells the stories of 9 inspiring women whose work showcases a diversity of careers, approaches, ideas and fields across games development, wearable technology, environmental science, engineering, cancer research, food waste, genetics, biotech, nanotechnology, mathematics and more.
Her Place: Ballarat was held at the Ballarat's Eureka Centre running from the 14th November to 9th December, 2018. It told the story of ten women from across Victoria who have contributed to Australian society in a broad range of ways. The women included were:
Her Place: Morwell was held at the Morwell Library running from the 1st to 20th October, 2018. It told the story of ten women from across Victoria who have contributed to Australian society in a broad range of ways. The women included were:
Susan Alberti AC
Pat Bigham AFSM
The Hon Joan Kirner AC
Deborah Lawrie FRAeS Map
Aunty Bess Yarram
Once Women won the Vote was held at Warrnambool Art Gallery. It paid tribute to the everyday women involved in the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition who courageously fought for women’s’ rights
Her Place’s contribution features filmed interviews with 10 Victorian women, an accompanying booklet and curriculum-linked educational resources.
Pat Bigham AFSM
Aunty Fay Carter
The Hon. Joan Kirner AC
Val Lang AM
Deborah Lawrie FRAeS MAP
Florence McKenzie OBE
Brigitte Muir OAM