We believe that if you want to create big change you’d better bring as many as you can along with you! So for our inaugural fundraising art exhibition, we have planned an extravaganza of events for you!
Today is an exciting day. Not only are we hanging our exhibition on the walls of Neospace Gallery, we’re also officially publishing our events program. Read on to find out what's on, or click here to download a copy.
We’ll be hosting a series of diverse events at the gallery and in the surrounding streets during this exhibition's sixteen day stint. It’s our sincere hope that we’ve managed to put together a program that provides a little bit of inspiration for everyone because we want to support as many of you as possible to make herstory!
What’s on during the exhibition?
TOMORROW 25 November
Trailblazing Women of Herstory will be opened by Australia’s Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, at a gala event tomorrow evening. All original artwork will go on sale at gala-night-only prices or be auctioned to raise money for our work with women in Nepal and Cambodia, with a portion being returned to exhibiting artists. Only a few tickets left, grab yours here.
November 26 - December 10
Exhibition Open to Public
Trailblazing Women of Herstory opens to the public on Saturday 26 November and runs for just over two weeks until International Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December. Limited edition prints and custom merchandise for sale every day as well as a mystery box raffle full of goodies from a range of sponsors and business supporters!
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Open late Thursdays
Wednesday 30 November
Come and make your own portrait of a trailblazing woman at this stencil art workshop with one of our exhibiting artists Sarah Skarlicki. Choose from Frida, Nina and Malala and embrace your inner street artist. There are limited places available for this workshop so get in quickly to avoid missing out. Tickets $45 through Eventbrite include all materials and Impressed Juices to keep the ‘creative juices’ flowing. Spray paint generously provided by Dulux.
Secret date, secret location
Often the most powerful change is subversive, appearing before your eyes when and where you least expect it. During the exhibition, the face of another trailblazing woman will be painted live by the indomitable 23rd Key, just a stone’s throw away from Neospace. Follow us on social media to find out when this is going down!
Wednesday 7 December
Led by the Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Mary Crooks AO, ‘Women in the picture’ is an evening of conversation focused on women’s representation and recognition (or lack thereof!) in art. Tickets $15 through Eventbrite include finger food and Impressed Juices.
Saturday 10 December
To close out the exhibition, we are partnering with Mother Tongue, Melbourne’s acclaimed women’s spoken word event, to bring you an afternoon of women’s stories. Fleassy Malay, creator of Mother Tongue, along with 2016 Australian Poetry Slam winner, Arielle Cottingham, head up a spectacular lineup of women who will move into our exhibition space for the afternoon, filling it with their powerful voices. Tickets $15/$12 through Eventbrite.
Click here to download a copy of the events program.