Inspiring the women of Mullewa


There is a need in every single woman to express themselves and truly let their colours fly. Hunting for Foxes is a photographic exhibition that has let a group of Mullewa women do just that.

Hunting for Foxes is a Mullewa Arts Development Group (MAD) project and is currently exhibiting at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.

The project is a series of contemporary photos that challenge long held stereotypes of regional women living on the land being somewhat unsophisticated and not particularly glamorous.

Women were challenged to develop a fanciful vision of themselves, one that is not usually expressed in their everyday lives.

Mullewa District Office Coordinator Community Cultural Development and Project Coordinator, Rachel McKenzie, said participants were able to use their creative sides to explore their fantasies through visioning and photography skill workshops.

“We had professional photographers, fashion stylists and hair and make-up artists to bring the ladies concepts alive,” she said.

“Hunting for Foxes truly displays stunning images of these women and it proves how wrong society is when looking at our regional women.”

City of Greater Geraldton Councillor, Tarleah Thomas, said it’s well worth visiting the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery to see the talent in our region.

“I’ve personally seen the exhibition five times and the feedback I have received has been overwhelming,” she said.

“Participants were given space and creative freedom to explore a fantasy side of themselves, or an alter-ego, that may lay dormant. It’s quite amazing that 50 women took part in the project.”

“It’s a wonderful way to showcase Mullewa and display the professionalism of the themes and photographs,” said Cr Thomas.

The exhibition was opened by Councillors Tarleah Thomas and Jennifer Critch and runs until Saturday May 10, 2014. A book will also be out shortly showcasing the stories of each participant and some behind the scene images. For more information contact Rachel McKenzie on (08) 9961 1007.

There will be a temporary closure of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery from Monday May 12 until Wednesday August 13, 2014 due to the replacement of the entire air-conditioning system. The City apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.