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