Centenary Celebration:
The First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work 1907

21 October - 9 December 2007

The huge1907 exhibition at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings highlighted the contribution of women to society and the economy in the context of building a new nation. Over 16,000 exhibits included fine arts, crafts, trades, domestic, musical and sporting achievements.

Curator Kirsten McKay has brought together numerous works from the 1907 Exhibition, other works by exhibitors, and memorabilia from the Exhibition.


Helen Atkinson
Winning design for the Exhibition Poster


Alice Bale
Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Dorothy Leviny
Wallpaper design
c. 1907

Annie Brabson
Hand painted vases
c. 1900-14

Part of the crowd at the opening in 1907