Past Exhibitions and Education Materials
7-31 March 2017, VU at MetroWest
Her Place: Women in the West was an exhibition that honours the lives and contributions of women in Melbourne’s west. The second in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum, it celebrated the work, achievements and historical significance of women.
The women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, writers and scientists, businesswomen, lawyers and community leaders. The group included a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach.
Six of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Education/Victorian Curriculum links
During your visit
A 'scavenger hunt' and reflection sheet for secondary and primary students.
Scavenger Hunt - Secondary (PDF 106KB)
Teaching Gender Equality: a Professional Development for Teachers
Monday 27 March, 5-7pm, VU at MetroWest Gallery, FREE (snacks provided)
This program was delivered by experienced teachers and covered:
- Building a Feminist Collective at your school: Briony O’Keeffe , Fitzroy High Fem Collective.
- Getting a Gender Equality Policy in your Primary School: Why it’s important and how to do it - Jess Duncan from Derrimut Primary School.
- Respectful Relationships Education: Whole School Approach. What is DET doing? Barb Jennings, Women's Officer, AEU.
Guided Educational Tours: Primary and Secondary
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 7 March to 22 March, 10.30am, 1.30pm (40 minute sessions), FREE
Book your school class in for a guided tour of the 10 amazing local women who feature in the exhibition, Her Place: Women in the West. An experienced teacher will facilitate your visit providing educational resources linked to the Victorian Curriculum and activities to engage your students.
Pre-visit general resources: Primary
Activity Sheet (PDF 72KB)
Pre-visit lesson plans: Secondary
Briony O'Keeffe, Fitzroy High School ( and Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective founder)
Kylie Oliver, educator and Australian Eduction Union activist
Ingrid Hildebrand, St Catherines Girls School
Jess Duncan, Derrimut Primary School
Lola Jennings-Edquist, East Reservoir Primary School
The Australian Education Union is proud of its' dedicated women members - Briony, Kylie, Jess and Lola.
We thank them all,
Her Place Board Member, Barb Jennings
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