Stories For Change Exhibition

Stories For Change Exhibition, 16 Days of Activism

The Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee is proud to present the Our Stories for Change exhibition as part of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign led annually by UN Women. During the 16 Days of Activism, communities around the world join the call to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

Drawing on the lived experience of women in our local community impacted by sexual and family violence, this exhibition highlights their journey towards recovery from violence through creatively expressing concepts such as respect, independence, power, control, and cultural rules around femininity and masculinity through art.

Gender equality is at the core of preventing gender-based violence. As individuals, we can create a safer community through challenging ‘locker room talk’ that disrespects women, pushing back against limiting gender stereotypes, supporting women’s financial independence, and believing people when they say they are experiencing sexism, harassment and violence.

Everyone deserves to feel safe.

Respect and equality creates a safer community for everyone.

Prevention of gender-based violence is possible. This 16 Days of Activism and beyond, we can all work together to change the story about violence against women.

It starts with us.

We acknowledge the strength and resilience of all victim survivors of sexual and family violence and  recognise that our efforts must be informed by the voices and lived experience of victim survivors.

Venue: Project Space Gallery, Level 1, Sally Walker Building, Corner Cunningham St & Western Beach Road, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong.

Exhibition dates and times: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Thursday, November 30 to 22 January. Gallery closed December 18 to January 5.

A big thank you to Rotary club members from across the Geelong region for volunteering their time to open the gallery to the public. Details of opening hours TBA.

This project was funded by a grant from the Anthony Costa Foundation and the Aim for Change Foundation. We also thank Rotary for supporting this project.