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On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner

Girls Are Not Toys is a localised street art exhibition celebrating the lives of women and girls in urban and regional communities.

Awareness raising, the project advocates the safety and wellbeing of women and girls, whilst educating about the underlying social conditions that contribute to the different types of gender violence that can be experienced over a lifetime, in our communities.

The artworks are made through a participatory workshop process, and are an opportunity for women and girls to come together to share ideas, educate others and contribute to the rising Lived Experience and #METOO movement.

Girls Are Not Toys presents fresh ideas on victim stereotyping, challenging ideas of passivity often seen in violence against women campaigns. The project exhibits images of strong, feisty women and girls in public spaces and places to flip the narrative.

 

The Bird [click to hear audio description]

Listen [click to hear audio description]

Safety 101 [click image to audio description]

I'm Not Your Pet [click to hear audio description]

It's Not Only Sticks and Stones [click to hear audio description]

Willing and Able to Work [click to hear audio description]

In Australia, violence against women is called many different things, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault

GYMPIE EXHIBITION PROJECT LAUNCH

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 MARCH 2019

Who rules the world? GYMPIE GIRLS

Join us for the public launch at Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie on International Women’s Day 8 March 2019, at 10.30am to help celebrate the lives of women and girls in the Gympie community.

A map and artwork audioguide will be available for download on this site, from March 8 and artworks remain around town until 8 April 2019.

[Left to Right GYMPIE CREW: Khira, Crystal, Zahlia, Kovit and Mia]

Connect with us online

#girlsarenottoys
@daughtersopera

Email to tell us what you think.

 

Australian Female Singers we LOVE to rock out to !

Girls Are Not Toys Artists and Facilitators

Lead Artist, Producer and Founder

Tammy Brennan

Print and Design Artist

Guest Facilitator

The Girls Are Not Toys Project respectfully acknowledges the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people of the Gympie region. The project acknowledges all Elders past, present and emerging, the traditional custodians and protectors across the Aboriginal Countries in which we work. We are honoured to live and work across these lands and nations – Always was, always will be.