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'Her Story of Change' by Warrior Women in Art

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A night of art for charity

"Her Story"

Let us draw down the moon

Bring the Divine Feminine Down to Earth

It's time to unveil the goddess and use her strength,

To come into our true selves.

No longer limited by what we are supposed to be or supposed to do.

We are all goddesses

Be proud in your own skin,

Believe anything is possible.

Listen… can you hear the call to arms?

It's time to channel your inner warrior and step into your true power.

-Michelle Bowden-

Michelle Bowden is the director of Brisbane-based art collective, the Warrior Women. The group's most recent exhibition, "Her Story", ran from November 17th to November 26th at New Farm's Graydon Gallery. Their main fundraiser event was held on Friday November 25th and was an enjoyable yet informative evening with live music, guest speakers, and of course, art.

Provided with champagne and canapes, guests were free to browse the contemporary collection showcasing twelve artists. Each artist had chosen a personal selection of their own art, exploring and embracing what it means to be a woman. Diverse in styles and mediums, the exhibition featured a lot of portraiture and was vibrant in both colour and imagery. Rich with emotion, memories and ideas, the art gave a wonderful insight to each artist's take on being a woman.

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An evening of art, music and good company

As with past exhibitions, the art collective raised awareness over women's issues. The first talk was from Janine Bliss from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking Humans (ACRATH) on the silent presence of human trafficking in Australia. Life coach, Alison Beaty, also shared her own inspiring story of change and introduced us to the charity, Women for Women International. The charity works to help women in war-torn regions create their own change by providing them tools to support themselves and their family. Funds raised with the "Her Story" exhibition, through direct donation and art sales, will be used to support one woman through a year-long training program that will aid in transforming her life. Regular updates will be posted on the art collective's blog to follow her journey through the year.

Thought provoking yet lively, the evening was one to remember. A special live session of body painting celebrating a woman's journey with cancer was a fascinating transformation to watch. The exhibition and efforts of the art collective offered an engaging display of the beauty of the female spirit and inspired movement towards positive change.

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Why? Art for a worthy cause
When: Fri. 25November, 2016 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005
Cost: 45
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