Strong, creative women from the Bundaberg Region will be celebrated at an upcoming photographic exhibition titled She/Her/Hers.
To be showcased from the 23 of October to 2 February, the exhibition will take over four gallery spaces across Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and Childers Arts Space, with portraits and pictures of present and past local women on display.
Council's Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the exhibition came together after BRAG staff called on the community to submit photos earlier this year.
“The resulting submissions give a wonderful snapshot of the diversity of women that call our region home,” he said.
“Staff have also included some photographs from the Bundaberg Regional Galleries curated collection that also celebrate women from our region.
“It's going to be a wonderful event and I implore the community to head along.”
Gallery director Rebecca McDuff said the unique exhibition was a chance to show the diversity of the community and commemorate locals.
“We saw the She/Her/Hers exhibition as a wonderful way for the community to contribute photographs and narratives about the women they want to celebrate in our region,” she said.
“The title of the exhibition reflects that we are celebrating all people who identify as women.”
Rebecca said exhibition would feature some familiar local faces but would also give eventgoers the opportunity to discover others within the community.
“One of the wonderful things that stands out in this exhibition is that we see well-known women from the region, such as Sue-Ellen Cusack-Greensill and Angela Lathouras captured, but also women who are less known but whose strength and beauty resounds through the lens of the photographer,” she said.
“I hope that people walk out of this exhibition with a sense of pride for the amazing women that our region has been home to, and the incredible contribution that they have made not only on a local level, but also at a national and international level.”
The opening of the exhibition will take place at 3pm, Saturday, 23 October to coincide with the Childers Songwalk event, featuring entertainment by Kate and Paul of Soultree Union along with 45 minutes of original performances by songwriters from Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin and surrounds, on the balcony of the Childers Art Gallery.
This is a free public event and everyone is welcome.
The She/Her/Hers exhibition will be available to view every day, from 9am to 4pm, from 23 October 2021 to 2 February 2022. Find out more.