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Footy, feminism and Phryne – Kerry Greenwood feature at Her Place: Women in the West exhibition
March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017Free
Lawyer-turned-writer Kerry Greenwood is of one ten women featured in the Her Place: Women in the West exhibition running at VU at MetroWest Gallery running to 31 March. Greenwood is a founding member of Sisters in Crime.
One of Australia’s most prolific and successful writers, Greenwood grew up in Footscray, daughter of a father who was a wharfie as well as a storyteller and a mother who was an avid reader with a love of history.
Her Phryne Fisher novels inspired the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series which Every Cloud Productions has sold to more than 120 territories. US fans are holding a three-day convention in May in Los Angeles. Three movies are Phryne Fisher are also planned. Her Place: Women in the West exhibition will screen show reels of the television series.
In 2018 Every Cloud Productions are shooting an eight-part series based on her Corinna Chapman baker sleuth books.
Also featured with Greenwood in Her Place: Women in the West are women’s football trailblazer, Susan Alberti AC, and Peta Searle, Assistant Coach, St Kilda Football Club together with Paola Balla, Indigenous artist and activist; Ruth Crow AM, activist; Maisie Carr (née Fawcett), botanist and ecologist; Joan Kirner AM, former premier of Victoria; Melba Marginson, refugee and immigrant advocate; Halima Mohamed, Somali community leader; and Alice Pung, another writer and lawyer.
HER PLACE WOMEN’S MUSEUM: WOMEN IN THE WEST: To 31 March. VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson St., Footscray. https://herplacemuseum.com/exhibition/future-exhibitions/