Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages

Ended — at National Museum of Australia

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Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages celebrates the power and diversity of female spiritual beings in cultural traditions and beliefs across the globe.

This exhibition from the British Museum explores how goddesses, demons, witches, spirits and saints have shaped our understanding of the world.

Babbara artsits Janet Marawarr, Deborah Wurrkidj and Jay Jurrupula Rostron showcase their works depicting the Yawkyawk.

The Yawkyawk is a female creature originating in the mythology of the Kunwinjku people of Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Feared and Revered includes contemporary reflections by former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce; Bangarra dance artist Kassidy Waters; world-renowned classicist Dame Mary Beard; human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique; comedian and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, Deborah Frances-White; playwright and critic Bonnie Greer; and award-winning writer and presenter of the podcast How To Fail, Elizabeth Day.

Feared and Revered is a timely exhibition exploring and questioning feminine power, authority and identity. The exhibition is on show at the National Museum of Australia from 8 December 2022 to 27 August 2023.


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Location & Contact

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601

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