When: Friday, April 08, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Where: Her Place Women’s Museum Australia in East Melbourne, Australia
The exhibition tells 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 celebrates how positive change can be created when women take 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.
The Exhibition runs 11am – 4pm, Thursday – Saturday, 8 APRIL – 2 JULY 2022*
This is a free exhibition
* The Exhibition will be closed
Easter Weekend Friday 15th April and Saturday 16th April 2022
ANZAC Weekend Saturday 23rd April 2022
Queens Birthday Weekend Saturday 11th June 2022
EMILY’s List Australia respects and supports the voices of all women and considers the Lost Petition to be an important artwork and a voice for those who can no longer represent themselves. We’re disappointed that some reports are suggesting that EMILY’s List Australia has a role in what is displayed at HerPlace museum. We do not. The museum held an event at which the Lost Petition was hung, with our upcoming HerStory exhibition as the backdrop. Some comments made by an EMILY’s List volunteer, rightly pointing out that onsite counsellors are often needed when displaying such an important yet challenging artwork, have been reported out of context and inaccurately. We understand it was always intended by the museum to hang the artwork for their one event – further detail than that, we’ll respectfully leave to the museum sisters to comment on. Although the purpose of EMILY’s List Australia is to support the election of progressive Labor women, we also actively participate in conversations relating to our core values and finding solutions to the devastating impacts of family violence. We strongly support museums and galleries across Australia finding opportunities to hang The Lost Petition so all Australians can see it and participate in this important conversation.Continue reading
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