What really matters to you? What would you change if you could? Which single word do you most identify with?
These are some of the questions asked of the remarkable women featured in 200 Women: The Listening Ground, a powerful new digital exhibition brought to you by Westpac, designed to highlight diversity and equality through the stories of 200 women from around the world.
Some stories are confronting and others uplifting, all are authentic. They come from women from diverse backgrounds from around the world; some are well-known, others are not. Among them are women with varying professions including the visual arts, activism, business, nursing and agriculture.
200 Women: The Listening Ground brings some of these stories to life in interactive pods fitted with motion sensors and touchscreen technology to create an immersive soundscape and visual experience.
Australian women featured include fashion designer Collette Dinnigan, food personality Maggie Beer and sociologist and academic Dr Susan Carland.
The free exhibition, which runs from 25 October until 6 November on the Opera House’s Western Broadwalk, is an extension of Westpac’s support for the storytelling project and book by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday, 200 Women: who will change the way you see the world. For more information, visit westpac.com.au/200women.
The launch of the exhibit coincides with the announcement of a two-year partnership between the Opera House and Westpac. Read more here.