CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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!

 

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Unmasked

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.

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STEMPowered

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

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:

Aunty Fay Carter
Ruth Crow AM
Deruka Dekuek
Kerry Greenwood
Sandy Jeffs
The Hon Joan Kirner AC
Halima Mohamed
Alice Pung
Peta Searle
Gweneth Wisewould

 

Her Place: Morwell

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
Sallie Jones
The Hon Joan Kirner AC
Deborah Lawrie FRAeS Map
Halima Mohamed
Alice Pung
Peta Searle
Alma Thorpe
Aunty Bess Yarram

Once Women Won the Vote

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.

Her Place: Honouring Indigenous Women

Aunty Fay Carter
Alma Thorpe
Paola Balla

Her Place Women's Museum Display @ Queen's Hall, Parliament House

Pat Bigham AFSM
Aunty Fay Carter
Joan Kirner AC
Val Lang AM
Deborah Lawrie FRAeS MAP
Halima Mohamed
Peta Searle
Gweneth Wisewould

Her Place: Women of the Land

Pat Bigham AFSM
Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
Aunty Fay Carter
Val Lang AM

Her Place: Women of Influence

Pat Bigham AFSM
Aunty Fay Carter
The Hon. Joan Kirner AC
Val Lang AM
Deborah Lawrie FRAeS MAP
Florence McKenzie OBE
Halima Mohamed
Brigitte Muir OAM
Peta Searle
Gweneth Wisewould

Her Place: Remarkable Women

Susan Alberti AC
Paola Balla
Pat Bigham AFSM
Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
The Hon. Joan Kirner AC
Val Lang AM
Halima Mohamed
Brigitte Muir OAM
Peta Searle
Diane Wright

Her Place: Women in the West

Susan Alberti AC
Paola Balla
Ruth Crow AM
Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
Kerry Greenwood
The Hon. Joan Kirner AC
Melba Marginson
Halima Mohamed
Alice Pung
Peta Searle

Her Place: Women's Museum Pop Up

Vivian Bullwinkel
Deborah Lawrie
Rebecca Scott
Mary De Garis
Jill Bilcock
Florence McKenzie
Tricia Malowney
Alma Thorpe
Chelsea Roffey