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View from the level 5 rooftop space at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.
The front facade and building of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.
The group of artists who created the Creative Resilience sculpture stand in front and beside the sculpture smiling at the camera. They are standing in the sculpture garden forecourt located at the front of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre building.
The group of artists from the Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM) collective are sitting in a gallery space smiling at the camera.
The group of artists from the Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM) collective are standing in a row with Natalie Hutchins, the Minister for Women holding a wreath garland of native flowers in front of the Creative Resilience sculpture.

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre: Creative Resilience workshop + exhibition

J.J. and E.J. Clark, 1910


The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre (QVWC) is an iconic Melbourne landmark that testifies to the enduring contribution of women’s enterprise to Victoria’s social, economic and cultural heritage.

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre supports women (cis, trans) or non-binary people through creative experiences, community resources and the power of connection. We host programming onsite, online and have venues available to hire. We run QVWC SHOP and provide office space to likeminded resident organisations. Established in 1994, the Centre’s heritage building is the sole remaining tower of the former Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital.

What's On

Creative Resilience recognises First Nations women—past and present, known or unknown. The 4.6-metre-high public artwork was created by Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM), a Victorian group of First Nations Women artists. Claiming space at the front of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, this work celebrates and commemorates First Nations women artists and craftspeople. The NGKM artists have created a work that pays tribute to their heritage of continuous creativity and ingenuity in support of communities and cultural survival.

QVWC and NGKM artists will host a drop-in weaving workshop from 1pm-4pm in Wayi Djerring, Level 4. There will also be an exhibition about the development, production and launch of Creative Resilience in our ground floor Birnbeal exhibition space.

Wayi Djerring, Level 4 and Millarri Murnmut, Level 5 (our secret rooftop) will be open for viewing, with a display of historical photos, images and references to the history of the building. All spaces will be open from 9am-5pm. The QVWC SHOP will have offers for visitors on the day.

Children's Activities

Colouring sheets will be provided for children.

Images: (1) Level 5 rooftop. (2) Exterior of building. (3) Pictured Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM) artists Trina Oogjes-Dalton, Lorraine Brigdale, Glenda Nicholls, Georgia MacGuire, Janet Bromley & Annie Brigdale. (4) Pictured Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (NGKM) artists: Front row sitting L-R: Glenda Nicholls and Georgia MacGuire. Back row sitting L-R: Lorraine Brigdale, Trina Oogjes-Dalton, Janet Bromley & Annie Brigdale. (5) Pictured L-R: Janet Bromley, Glenda Nicholls, Trina Oogjes-Dalton, Natalie Hutchins MP, Georgia Macguire, Annie Brigdale and Lorraine Brigdale. All photos: courtesy Queen Victoria Women's Centre.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Open access 9am-5pm
Weaving workshop 1pm-4pm
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at ground floor.


Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access


All Ages


210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000

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