Women United Exhibition

Women United, the exhibition has taken artist Charmaine Lyons three years to complete and is a must see at the Gympie Gallery

Women United, the exhibition has taken artist Charmaine Lyons three years to complete and is a must see at the Gympie Gallery

From February 19, an exhibition entitled Women United, by local artist Charmaine Lyons, will be on display at the beautiful historic School of Arts building where the Gympie Regional Art Gallery is housed.

In 2017, images of women marching, calling out injustice and inequality provoked a photographic response from Charmaine.

Over three years Charmaine reached out to women to include in a portraiture gallery of 200 extraordinary/ordinary women. Charmaine captures the essence and the voice of each subject as Women United.

Charmaine said: “These women have entrusted me to be their voice and their trust and commitment to this project needs to be valued.

“This is not a ‘product’ – it’s a message. It is an exhibition to support women and ask people to see their real value by listening and supporting them.

“Women still need to continually speak out to fight inequality. The exhibition is not the ‘project’, the 200 women are the ones who need to be valued, I am just the vehicle to honour them.”

This exhibition is one not to be missed and coincides with International Women’s Day whose theme in 2020 is An Equal World is an Enabled World.

This exhibition is proudly supported by Gympie and Districts Community Bank, Ilford Papers, Living Image Fine Art Printing and WINDO Inc.

For more information on this or any exhibition at the Gallery or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733.

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