Women in Theatre Exhibition

27 February 2014

Ros Horin interviewed on film for the Women in Theatre exhibition. 

Exhibition dates: 6 March – 8 May 2014

The exhibition is available to view at the Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, Monday to Friday during business hours.

The WIT exhibition celebrates the fabulous women of the contemporary Australian theatre scene.
It features over 70 personal stories, recollections and reflections, told by women, and captured on camera.

We asked Australian women theatre practitioners to respond to one of four themes:

  • Storytelling - tell a great theatre yarn
  • Reflect on your practice or career
  • Share a piece of memorabilia
  • Send yourself a postcard from the future

Since 2010, the Theatre Section of the Australia Council for the Arts has been deeply engaged in supporting the theatre sector to create more sustainable pathways for women in creative leadership. Women are well presented in high level management, administration and producing roles, but despite decades of policy intervention, have struggled to maintain equity in the much less tangible world of creative leadership. The release of the Australia Council’s Women in Theatre research report in 2012 made the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and has continued to attract high-profile media attention.

The Women in Theatre exhibition celebrates the incredible history of women creative leaders in this country and their contribution to the theatre sector. The exhibition is a collection of short films by women theatre-makers from all corners of the country. Contributors were asked to submit a short (two-minute) film sharing their stories and personal reflections of their life in theatre. The exhibition will be on display in the Rover Thomas Auditorium from 6 March to 8 May 2014. It is hoped that these stories will form part of a growing digital archive of women in Australian theatre.

Image: Behind the scenes shooting with Ros Horin for the Women in Theatre exhibition.

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