Artist Floor Talk: Danielle O'Brien and Marie Cook

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Saturday, 9 June 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join artists Danielle O'Brien and Marie Cook for discussion of their exhibition and mural 'Once Women Won the Vote' as well as their research into local women's history.

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.

Danielle O'Brien

Danielle O'Brien completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (printmaking) at Deakin University in 1994 and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from University of South Australia (1998).The impetus and space to build an artist practice into daily life coincided with her return to Warrnambool in 2011. Operating out of a studio in the old Fletcher Jones Building her practice gathers together an extended family of distinct shapes that are combined to create systems of regularity.Danielle also has established  Plus8 screen printing studio producing hand-printed textile designs.

Marie Cook

Weaving, making, concentrating.

Frustration, resilience, enquiry.

Quiet happiness, the unexpected, go there, looks great.

Sharing a life with family, friends, work and studio time for fifty years.



+ Free entry

+ No bookings required

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Tea and coffee provided

+ Suitable for all ages


Image credit: Photograph of Danielle O'Brien (left) and Marie Cook (right) by Christine Ansorge courtesy The Standard.