The From This Place project reveals the unique stories and images of fourteen incredible local women that will inspire the artist in everyone.  There are painters and poets, potters and scenographers, sculptors and authors and artists that have so many layers it’s difficult to hold them in any one definition. These women are important, their work matters.

Lindy and Angela started this project more than two years ago in a moment of shared inspiration. They were curious why they lived among so many talented women artists and wanted to find out why. They also wanted to elevate fellow women artists, to raise their profiles in a world where it is often hard to cut through. One of the most telling statistics they found was that only 5% of artists hanging in permanent galleries worldwide were women. They decided to do something about it, and where better to start than in our own beautiful region?

A book will be launched together with an exhibiton of portraits at the Warburtotn Arts Centre on Friday 1 September.

From This Place feautres some well known local women artists and some new discoveries as well:  Belinda Rogers, Sioux Dollman, Marlee Nebauer, Jena Bedson, Maya Ward, Adrienne Kneebone, Kate Baker, Shlomit Moria, Indigo Perry, Gillian Farrow, Lucy Pierce, Jo Rothwell, Jenny Davis and Jeminah Alli Reidy.  Profiles on www.fromthisplace.net

The project has generous funding from Yarra Ranges Council and the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® Branches.

You can pre order the book and support this project by pledging to the Pozible campagin Www.pozible.com/project/from-this-place-book-exhibition-1