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200 Women: The Listening Ground

200 Women: The Listening Ground

Sydney Opera House

In the spirit of All About Women and upcoming International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to welcome back a selection of the incredible photographic portraits from the 200 Women: The Listening Ground, an exhibition we were lucky enough to exhibit in full on the Western Broadwalk back in October 2017.

The exhibition is an extension of Westpac’s support of the storytelling project and book of the same name, 200 Women: Who will change the way you see the world. It is founded on 200 interviews with women in different parts of the world from varying circumstances. They’re asked five fundamental questions, all with the theme: what is most important to them?

Felicity Duffy, Head of Women’s Markets, Westpac, is proud to bring 200 Women to All About Women as part of the two-year partnership between Westpac and the Opera House.

“Westpac has a long history of helping women achieve their full potential by assisting them to realise their financial futures, and supporting women that are driving innovation and change.

“We know that one of the best ways to empower individuals is to listen and understand their experiences, as well as give them a voice. This exhibition was inspired by this insight, which is why we’re excited to share these authentic and incredible stories with those who visit All About Women festival,” Ms Duffy said.

200 Women exhibition on the Western Broadwalk in 2017

Each interview in the exhibition is accompanied by a photographic portrait from award-winning photographer Kieran E. Scott, seven of which will be showcased in the Lounge, enabled by Samsung from 1st — 12th March. Sydney Opera House Principal Partner, Samsung, is enabling the exhibition,  bringing together Art + TV on The Frame.  

Australian women featured in the book include: fashion designer Collette Dinnigan; food personality Maggie Beer; sociologist and academic Dr Susan Carland; author and social commentator Jane Caro; and senior scientist Adele Green.

200 Women is created and published by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday.


You can also listen to the stories of the remarkable women featured in the 200 Women: The Listening Ground exhibition by tuning into 200 Women: The Listening Ground podcast series brought to you by Westpac. To download the full series, visit

200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World will be available at the Sydney Opera House book shop and also online.

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