On Tuesday the 15th of November we had a ‘deadly’ launch of the Strong Women Shadow Boxes. An exhibition space was created in a room in the Boys Dormitory. Curator Carol Low and designer Peter Trail and all 19 participants put an enormous amount of effort into making the exhibition so special.
People came from far and wide to attend and the conference room in the Boys Dormitory was packed to capacity. An 8 minute film was screened that forms part of the exhibition and Lillian Gray sang ‘Cherbourg Girl’ . Participants were invited to join in. Katina Leedie was MC for the event and Annie Moffatt declared the exhibition open. The feedback was so encouraging. Many people were moved to tears by the personal stories.
There is talk of the exhibition travelling to other communities and exhibitions spaces and also the idea of encouraging other communities to replicate the project. Come and have a look at this exciting exhibition before it goes travelling.