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Commemorate, celebrate, inspire: Reflections on the past, present and future of women's rights

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Queensland's petition for women's right to vote. Join us in celebrating this milestone in the history of women's rights and a new exhibition at QUT Art Museum on the work of photographer, Carol Jerrems, by sharing the afternoon with a group of inspiring women.

Dr Clare Wright is an internationally recognised scholar in the fields of the social history of alcohol and women's political activism. Dr Wright will speak about women's protest and involvement in early campaigns, primarily during the Eureka stockade.

Dr Mary Crawford and Dr Deborah Jordan will speak about the 1894 Queensland women's suffrage petition and a recent project to compile and digitise the first comprehensive list of signatories.

Gabrielle O'Brien Senior Equity Officer, QUT will ask 'what is the modern feminist and what are we still fighting for?'

Our speakers will then elaborate on these ideas to answer the question 'what is next on the agenda for women?' through a panel chaired by The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO.

To be followed by champagne, sweets, and discussion of Carol Jerrems: photographic artist at QUT Art Museum with exhibition co-curator, Anne O'Hehir, National Gallery of Australia.

Place Old Government House
Date Monday 7 July
Time 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Cost Free


Carol Jerrems
Jane Oehr, "Womenvision", Filmaker's Co-Op 1973
gelatin silver photograph
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems 1981
© Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems

June 2014