Combined Exhibition Opening

event date: 
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Opening remarks by special guest Mary Crooks, Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust.

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of:


Once Women Won the Vote, Danielle O'Brien and Marie Cook

Once Women Won the Vote’’ by Marie Cook and Danielle O’Brien is a colourful wall mural to be displayed on the Warrnambool Art Gallery façade and exhibition in the Alan Lane Gallery that celebrates women in Victoria’s South-West who signed this historic petition and their legacy today. The mural includes a dedication to Vida Mary Jane Goldstein, a pioneering feminist and suffragist born in Portland, 1869. The exhibition includes a mini documentary by Her Place Women's Museum Australia that features a number of women connected to South West Victoria who have been pioneers in their field and championed the rights of women regionally as well as nationally.


slowtrade, Jake Preval

slowtrade installation by Jake Preval that revels in the rituals and intimate performances of queer desire. Gleefully sidestepping realism in favour of the absurd and the bombastic, the works in the show tease out the monumental from the mundane, reframing the unremarkable to create psycho-sexual sculptural assemblages.


Cornucopia, WAG Permanent Collection

Through selected  works from the WAG Collection, images of gathering, harvesting, cooking and eating tell of the one thing we all have in common – the need for food.  From the bleak image of emaciated prisoners of War in Murray Griffin’s The Hungry Ones, Changi to the celebratory abundance of indigenous  fare in Food of the Western District by Patricia Clarke, artists comment on the role food plays in our lives.


Friday, 11th May 2018           

Doors open 6.00pm. Speeches commence at 6.30pm. Event concludes 8.00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided

RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au


+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages


Image credit: Danielle O'Brien and Marie Cook, When Women Won the Vote mural design (detail), 2018.