Inspirational women will be discussing the theme #BreaktheBias at Bundaberg Regional Galleries’ International Women’s Day event next month.
At this special event, guests can enjoy canapés and a drinks package while listening to the stories of these guest speakers, with the conversation to be led by Gallery Director Rebecca McDuff.
The panel includes nationally recognised artist and designer, Rachael Sarra, and Dianne Wills who was previously the Creative Director for Creative Regions, now a Broadcasting Producer for ABC Wide Bay.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said he encouraged the community to support this event and the call to break the bias to achieve gender equality.
“This is another fantastic event being hosted by the galleries, starting the conversation on an important topic,” Cr Learmonth said.
“I encourage anyone who can attend, to attend, to put their support behind Breaking the Bias and supporting working towards a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
“The guest speakers are two inspirational women who have ties back to the Bundaberg Region, and I look forward to hearing their stories.”
Rachael Sarra is an artist and designer whose work is an extension of her being and experiences.
As a contemporary Aboriginal artist from Gooreng Gooreng Country, and the creator of Council's Milbi Festival branding, Rachael uses art as a powerful tool in storytelling to educate and share First Nations culture and its evolution.
Rachael’s work often challenges and explores the themes of society’s perception of what First Nations art and identity is.
Dianne Wills has been a champion for the rich and diverse creative community of our region.
Currently Dianne is a Broadcasting Producer for ABC Wide Bay and previously the Creative Director for Creative Regions.
To conclude the evening there will be an artisan jewellery showcase, featuring Malki Studio, Nalu, Sea of Love Collective, and Jay Feather + Emily Kresew Collab.
Please note this is an 18+ event.
You can purchase tickets for the event here.
#BreaktheBias event details:
What: International Women's Day @Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery – 1 Barolin Street
When: Friday, 4 March
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $80pp – includes canapes and drinks package
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