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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories

The exhibition, Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories, is from an old rhyme that little girls would chant to predict the profession of their future spouse. Not in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that all the professions listed would one day be open to women.

This exhibition celebrates the 2011 centenary of International Women's Day, and the old rhyme was a starting point for 100 of Australia's finest women jewellers to make a brooch in response to the professional achievements of 100 Australian women in every field imaginable-from tinker to tailor, bishop to soldier, bullocky to lawyer.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories is an artisan travelling exhibition, toured by Museum and Gallery Services Qld

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

Tour Dates 2012

Jam Factory, SA: 23 February - 5 April

Grafton Regional Gallery: 15 April - 20 May

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: 8 June - 22 July

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery: 10 August - 22 September

Geraldton-Greenough Regional Art Gallery: 5 October - 9 December

Tour Dates 2013

Logan Art Gallery: 9 January - 16 February

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: 28 February - 28 March

Rockhampton Art Gallery: 12 April - 19 May

Gosford Regional Gallery: 25 May - 21 July

Tamworth Regional Gallery: 7 September - 19 October

Hurstville City Museum and Gallery: 26 October - 15 December

Tour Dates 2014

La Trobe Regional Gallery: 8 February - 6 April

 

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