HER PLACE REMARKABLE WOMEN 24 MAY-18 JUNE 2017 Colac

 

Her Place: Remarkable Women honour 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.

COPACC (COLAC OTWAY PERFORMING ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE)

http://www.herplacemuseum.com

SUSAN ALBERTI AC
PAOLA BALLA
PAT BIGHAM AFSM
MAISIE CARR (NEE FAWCETT) JOAN KIRNER AC

VAL LANG AM BRIGITTE MUIR OAM HALIMA MOHAMED PETA SEARLE DIANE WRIGHT

Proudly supported by the Victorian Government

Her Place: Remarkable Women will be held between 24 May-18 June 2017 at Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC)

Her Place: Remarkable Women honour 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.

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New Histories of Australian Rural and Regional Women: The Australian Women’s Register and the Invisible Farmer Project Workshop

Sunday 28 May, 2 – 4 pm FREE

The Invisible Farmer Project is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. Funded for three years (2017 – 19), the project involves a nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations. Feedback about the amazing farm women, past and present, who have made a difference to their communities is vital to the success of the project.

You can find out more about the project here: http://www.invisiblefarmer.net.au

This workshop will help reveal ‘hidden histories’ and write tributes to women who should be recognised. By sharing stories, participants will give public recognition to the extraordinary, creative and vital roles that

women have played in agriculture and farm communities across Australia. Participants will also give the project team the opportunity to potentially profile women’s stories via future research and in-depth studies.

Come with the names and stories of women in the region who you would like acknowledged and we’ll start sharing knowledge. Some of the women uncovered may be worthy of an Australian honour or induction onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women!

Please bring along and share objects, ephemera, photographs or records on the day that you may have in your cupboards. They could be curated into a future exhibition!

Women’s Network and Victorian Honour Roll of Women Event

Thursday 15 June, 6-8pm FREE

Her Place is keen to link in and engage with local women’s organisations and individual women in order to discuss the plans for a vibrant physical space and online resource that will educate audiences and celebrate women’s valuable and distinctive contributions, past, present and future.

Aligned closely with Her Place Museum’s vision is the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in
2001, the Honour Roll pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their fields and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community.

Join us to learn more about the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and its nomination process and how you can become part of this exciting initiative. Also learn about the latest developments in the Victorian Government’s plans to address family violence and gender equality.

Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=277436&ses=818095 EDUCATION PROGRAM

Teacher Professional Development Teaching Gender Equality

Monday 29 May, 5 – 7pm FREE
This program will be delivered by experienced teachers and will cover:

  • Building a Feminist Collective at your school
  • Getting a Gender Equality Policy in your Primary School: Why it’s important and how to do it
  • Respectful Relationships Education: Whole School Approach. What is DET doing?

    To book: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=277436&ses=818050

    Her Place: Remarkable Women Education Guided Tours
    Mon 29 May, Tues 30 May, Tues 6 June, Wed 7 June, Tues 13 June and Wed 14 June 11am – 12pm / 2pm – 3pm (60-minute session)

    Class size: whole class / small groups
    Her Place Education Guided Tours provide students and teachers with an overview of, and introduction to, Her

    Place Women’s Museum Australia and its current exhibition Her Place: Remarkable Women.

    The tour will offer a brief background on sexism and gender equality. Students and teachers will also be introduced to Primary and Secondary curriculum materials linked directly to the 10 featured women.

The format of this session will be via interactive presentations and whole group discussion. The emphasis is on

practical ideas that teachers can transfer and apply to their own schools. The aim is to provide local teachers

with the skills to promote and implement gender equality initiatives within a whole school framework.

Specific VicCurric links are listed on our website on Tuesday 4 May: http://www.herplacemuseum.com/education/

If the Education Guided Tour times are unsuitable, teachers are welcome to guide their students through

the exhibition independently. In these cases, Her Place Women’s Museum can provide teachers with

student resource materials to use throughout the visit.

For more information or to book, contact Kylie Oliver: E: kylie.lois.oliver@gmail.com M: 0411 585 744 Educational Resources

Her Place Women’s Museum Australia has engaging and wide-reaching educational resources, available to both primary and secondary students and teachers. These free classroom resources are intended to assist teachers to introduce and contextualise the stories of the Her Place exhibitions and will be available on the Her Place website on Tuesday 4 May.

All lessons have been linked to the Victorian Curriculum to enable teachers to put them to their most effective use. It is recommended that teachers use curriculum materials prior to visiting the exhibition.

To access education resources, visit our website: http://www.herplacemuseum.com/education/

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