Platform Gallery in Katoomba has partnered with the Sydney Opera House to bring a satellite feed from the popular annual feminist festival, All About Women, to the Blue Mountains for the first time.
Now in its seventh year, All About Women is designed to provoke thought and questions about gender, justice and equality.
“I’m so excited to be able to bring this empowering ideas festival to a local audience,” said Platform Gallery curator, Kelly Heylen.
“We don’t always have the same cultural opportunities as those in cities, and I’m so impressed that the Opera House has created this satellite program to make All About Women accessible to people everywhere.”
“When I started Platform Gallery, I wanted it to be a space that celebrates women. I’m pleased to say that this year all of our exhibiting artists are women – something that is vitally important when 70 per cent of arts graduates are women, but women make up less than 30 per cent of solo exhibitions in public and commercial galleries.”
“Hosting All About Women feels like the perfect fit for us. I have been hosting a feminist book club here in the gallery for over a year, and have partnered with organisations such as Varuna to host feminist author talks. Partnering now with the Opera House is a natural progression, and I am looking forward to hosting this festival here in the gallery.”
The All About Women satellite event will see the gallery stream three headline sessions from the festival, plus an exclusive backstage Q&A. The sessions that will be streamed are: #Metoo, Year Two, Feminism in the Arab World and Leading While Female.
The All About Women satellite event will take place from 1-5.30pm on Sunday, March 10 at Platform Gallery, 194 Katoomba Street Katoomba. Tickets are $18 and include access to all streamed sessions, plus light refreshments. Tickets at www.platformgallery.co.
All About Women will also be streamed at the Joan in Penrith from noon-4.30pm. The sessions on #MeToo, Year Two and Feminism in the Arab World will be shown in the Allan Mullins Studio. Tickets $20 includes lunch and refreshments at thejoan.com.au or call 4723 7600.