Celebrating the Women the Commonwealth 2018
The first ever WOW – Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth will be held in Brisbane over the weekend 31 March -2 April. WOW – Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth will bring together the women and girls of the many countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, to create an event connecting the lives, stories and hopes of women, their challenges and their achievements.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), a community-engaged, contemporary arts centre working with local, regional and international communities, will be presenting WOW Melbourne in 2017. FCAC are excited by the potential of WOW Melbourne to respond creatively to locally, nationally and internationally relevant themes in a way that is deeply representative of our community whilst celebrating diversity and ensuring women are firmly positioned contemporary Australian civic narrative.
WOW Brisbane 2015 took place from June 19-21.
Click the button below for information about WOW Brisbane 2015.WOW Brisbane 2015
WOW Katherine 2014 was bigger and better in 2014, again held at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (GYRACC).
In 2013, WOW was part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, celebrating the work, achievements and stories of Australian women. The event included a keynote from WOW collaborator Shami Chakrabati; WOW BITES, a series of short talks and stories, and sometimes performances, readings, and soapbox moments, on a very wide range of subjects; and a mass Speed Mentoring event.
In a partnership between one of the oldest and largest cultural centres in the world, and one of the smallest and newest, WOW Katherine 2013 was held at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (GYRACC) in remote Katherine in the Northern Territory.
“I thought I understood the women in my community – I now realise how little I know – this has opened my eyes and my heart” – Katherine Mayor Fay Miller