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The Wondering Project (Bendigo)

The Wondering Project (Bendigo) asked everyday women to reflect on a key experience of their lives which may have involved a dress or some other item of clothing. Thank you very much to all the wonderful women from the Bendigo community choir, Women Of Note, who participated in the project. Thank you also for helping me set up the exhibition and sit the gallery at the fantastically historic Dudley House. Thank you for sharing your stories and displaying your precious items of clothing that hold such strong memories for you. I received many positive comments from gallery visitors about the project and many were moved by the honesty of your voices. I enjoyed my time in Bendigo very much and would not hesitate to return should my work take me there in the future.

Jenny, Deborah and myself at The Wondering Project (Bendigo) in Dudley House

Jane with her personal reflection, photograph and Girl Guide blouse

Gallery visitors

Marg visited the exhibition to support her friends

The Wondering Project installation view

Christine with her personal reflection, photograph and framed child-health nurse badges and certificates

Ivan commented on how much he enjoyed reading everyone's stories and also how he found the link between clothing and memory to be quite fascinating

Women Of Note choir members in the gallery

Carla's very personal reflection, conceived as a poem, was found to be one of the most moving

Historic Dudley House at 60 View Street, Bendigo

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Dudley House stands, the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung people, and pay my respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging

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