Celebrating women of the Yarra Ranges

Aunty Dot Peters AM.

By Jed Lanyon

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is celebrating female champions and agents of change in an exhibition called Trailblazers: Women of the Yarra Ranges.

Trailblazers: Women of the Yarra Ranges, tells the remarkable stories of women, their achievements and their lasting impacts on the region and beyond. From Edna Walling and Dame Nellie Melba to Mandy Nicholson and Rebecca Barnard, learn how these women have shaped our culture and community in the past, present and future.

Other women to be celebrated in the exhibition include Aunty Dot Peters, Suyin Chan, Heather Ellis, Emerson Woods, Lesley Porter, Brooke Wandin and many more.

The exhibition has been locally produced and will feature the work of local writer and researcher Lindy Schneider, designer Lisa Cain and artist Cat MacInnes.

A series of programs will be released in line with the exhibition, including curator talks, seminars with artists, writers, historians, singers and songwriters.

The exhibition, which opened in March, is closed until further notice in line with the State Government’s Covid-19 restrictions.

Yarra Ranges Council has given locals the opportunity to vote for their favourite Local Trailblazer by creating an online poll.

A winning entry will receive a portrait of their chosen Trailblazer person made by artist Cat MacInnes.

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