Celebrating International Women’s Day

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre (QVWC) will host a week of activities and events from March 2 to 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Visitors to the QVWC, located in the heart of the CBD at 210 Lonsdale St, will experience a week-long celebration of women, culminating on International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. 

With a program offering “something for everyone,” QVWC CEO Jo Porter said the centre would be the ultimate place for Victorian women and their supporters to celebrate a special day, all week long.

“Art and creative expression are our connective tissue,” she said. “What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to bring women from all walks of life together over one week to create art through a large-scale public artwork; make music as part of a pop-up choir; listen to a ground-breaking author; explore a new exhibition; enjoy some of Melbourne’s best community choirs or peruse the range of products by Victorian women artists at the centre’s new store?”

From March 2, the centre’s historic façade will be transformed by the Slow Art Collective, an artistic collective that creates large-scale public artworks around ideas of environmental sustainability, DIY-culture and collaboration. 

On March 4, Karachi-based author and journalist Sanam Maher will appear in conversation with feminist writer and activist Dr Jessamy Gleeson, before award-winning writer, performer and comedian Candy Bowers and mistress Jane York of the Big Feminist Sing will lead the International Women’s Day BYO Picnic on March 5. 

The centre will mark the day itself with the opening of SHOP! – the centre’s new store that stocks work by Victorian women and non-binary artists providing a new retail opportunity in the CBD. 

For more visit qvwc.org.au.

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