Stories For Change Exhibition

Stories For Change Exhibition

The Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee is proud to present the Our Stories for Change exhibition at Colac Community Library and Learning Centre until March 12.

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: Colac Community Library and Learning Centre, 173 Queen Street, Colac, 3250

Exhibition dates and times: Open until 12 March 2024 from Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-12.00pm.

To see images of the artworks online, hit the link.

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.