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New art exhibition celebrates Tasmania’s sporting women and girls

New art exhibition celebrates Tasmania’s sporting women and girls
February 7, 2020

A new exhibition, The Change Room, opening today at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) celebrates Tasmania’s sporting women and girls

The Change Room highlights the achievements and contribution of Tasmanian female athletes, and also brings to light lesser known stories of sporting excellence, as well as the people behind the games through text, audio, video and memorabilia.

The exhibition is supported by Events Tasmania as part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Cricket World Cup program being hosted by Australia this year, and timed to coincide with the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup which is taking place in Australia between 21st  February and 8th  March.

Athletes profiled in the exhibition include Tasmania’s first Olympian, javelin thrower Heather Innes who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, as well as current sporting stars such as world champion woodchopper Amanda Beams, long distance runner Meriem Daoui and skateboarder Grace Cochrane.

The Change Room will be supported by a public program of events and activities at TMAG, including a special women in sport-themed Discovery Day taking place on International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8th March.

The Change Room is on show from Friday 7th February until Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Bond Store Basement at TMAG.

For more information, visit www.tmag.tas.gov.au.

Image details: Daria Bannister, North Melbourne Football Club player, Launceston courtesy of TMAG

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