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Associated Events




Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Museum of Brisbane
11 Nov 2017 – 15 Apr 2018 | Free

Multidisciplinary artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on her past as a professional ballet dancer, to explore the mental and physical dedication of dancers, their agony, and endurance relative to the fleeting moments of glory as a performer. Her works integrate video, photography, performance, sound, and installation to immerse the viewer in an almost physical experience that elicits a sense of what it is to move like a ballet dancer — weightless motion camouflaging the often painful and arduous practice of ballet technique.

Gallery hours:
10am - 5pm daily, 10am - 7pm Fridays


WOW at Bleach*
A Conversation with VOU and First Nation Elders

Sunday 8 April, 10am
Dune Cafe, Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach

A morning tea with members of the Fijian Dance Company VOU and local First Nation Elders.This intimate event is an opportunity to explore the lost art of female tattooing and the artistic reclaiming of traditional practices and cultural mark making in Fiji, the Pacific and within local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The session will be facilitated by Bleach* Festival Artistic Director, Louise Bezzina.

Creative research and development in the Asia-Pacific:


Reflections on gender inequalities and human rights

Symposium 9th and 10th of April 2018
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

This symposium brings together researchers, human rights advocates, development and creative practitioners, to discuss the way in which creative processes can be explored and integrated into research, advocacy and monitoring and evaluation in the Asia-Pacific region. Following on from WOW the symposium will include presentations and creative workshops providing a space for people with different backgrounds to share their experiences with speakers to include human rights defenders from Papua New Guinea. Further details


YWCA Trailblazer Awards

5:30pm, 4 April at the Rooftop Terrace
Brisbane Powerhouse

YWCA Queensland is a vibrant, progressive women’s organisation with a mission to empower women and girls to 'find their possible'. To coincide with WOW they are launching the YWCA Trailblazer Awards to recognise those women who make a difference to the lives of others and their communities, who see something that needs to be done to make positive change happen.

Nominations for the Trailblazer awards open 3rd March 2018.  Visit the YWCA website for more information