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The Change Room: Celebrating Tasmanian Women in Sport

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A new exhibition has opened at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Called The Change Room, it celebrates and highlights the achievements and contribution of Tasmanian female athletes. It also brings to light lesser known stories of sporting excellence and the people behind the games. Athletes profiled in the exhibition include Tasmania’s first Olympian, […]

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A new exhibition has opened at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Called The Change Room, it celebrates and highlights the achievements and contribution of Tasmanian female athletes. It also brings to light lesser known stories of sporting excellence and the people behind the games.

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 gives us the chance to tell the important stories of Tasmanian women in sport, not only the historic trailblazers but also today’s up-and-coming stars,” TMAG Director Janet Carding said.

She hoped that the exhibition’s themes of inclusion and women’s achievement would have universal appeal, not just for the Tasmanian community but also to all of TMAG’s visitors from around the world.

The exhibition is be supported by the following public program of events and activities:

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The exhibition is on show from 7th February until 29th March in the Bond Store Basement at TMAG. It is supported by Events Tasmania..

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Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/02/the-change-room-celebrating-tasmanian-women-in-sport/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-change-room-celebrating-tasmanian-women-in-sport

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