Plans for WOW Australia 2021 announced

1 Apr 2021

Blog Post

WOW Australia has announced its 2021 plans, with a series of bold, conversation-provoking festivals and events taking place throughout the year across Queensland from June through to October.

Kicking off in Western Queensland, WOW Australia has been working with local women across the state to create exciting, dynamic, responsive festival events that engage and inspire. The one day-long festivals will take place in Charleville (4-5 June) and Longreach (2-3 July), before heading north to Cairns (6-7 August), and wrapping up in Logan (8-9 October).

Among the line-up of leading changemakers joining local women in conversations and workshops across different locations will be WOW Australia patron The Hon. Quentin Bryce; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar; Queensland’s Chief Health OfficerDr Jeanette Young, and political leaders from local and state government.

Sports and community leaders will also join the line-up, including Multicultural Australia CEO Christine Castley; changemakers from the business community including Femeconomy, ImpaQt Qld founder Lisa Siganto, and Regional Economic Solutions MD Leann Wilson. Financial leaders from QSuper will also deliver finance workshops and one-on-one support to empower women.

Performances, music, comedy and fashion will be key elements of each festival, with ARIA nominated Wannadilyakwa singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara, hyper-visual and pop inspired Polytoxic – led by performance makers Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton – musician Áine Tyrrell, and comedian Mandy Nolan bringing dangerous dialogue and uncomfortable collaborations to the boil with the Country Witches Association.

Central to the WOW Western Queensland events will be fashion and performances for the new ready-to-wear collections from Red Ridge the Label, featuring designs from over 30 local women artists.

In addition to the WOW Australia Festivals taking place in Charleville, Longreach, Cairns and Logan, Of One Mind will be partnering with arts and community organisations to help deliver a series of events celebrating women in Brisbane, Katherine in the Northern Territory, Quilpie and the Scenic Rim, and will continue to bring conversations and stories to a wider audience through its digital portal, The Well.

Find out more on the WOW Australia website.