In Her Words

National Exhibition Register

  • The scale (detail)
    Kawita Vatanajyankur The scale (detail) , 2015
    video still
    Image Credit
    © the artist

About the exhibition

In Her Words is a photographic exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera. Women who are in control of their own story; whether they are speaking their own truth or reenacting the accounts of others. In this exhibition we hear from women who are bold in the telling of their flaws, uncertainties and strengths; aiming to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges.

Bringing together historical works from the Horsham Art Gallery collection with key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice, the exhibition explores migration, queer culture, aboriginality, youth and childhood, the body, domesticity, place, identity and female repressions and expression. Through these images the photographers make bold statements about the societies in which they live and work.

This project is assisted by NETS Victoria’s Exhibitions Development Fund, and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Artists and Curator

Olivia Poloni

Anne Ferran, Carol Jerrems, Cherine Fahd, Clare Rae, Deborah Paauwe, Eliza Hutchison, Fiona Foley, Hoda Afshar, Honey Long and Prue Stent, Janina Green, Jill Orr, Joyce Evans, Julie Rrap, Karla Dickens, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Kirsten Lyttle, Leah King Smith, Linsey Gosper, Pat Brassington, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland, Ponch Hawkes, Sandy Edwards, Simone Slee, Tracey Moffat and Zoe Croggon

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/09/2020 - 01/06/2021
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
NETS Victoria
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Primary contact
Jessica Row
Exhibitions Coordinator
NETS Victoria
+61 3 8620 2008