Tasmania’s sporting women and girls are being celebrated in a new exhibition that opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) this Friday, 7 February.

The Change Room highlights the achievements and contribution of Tasmanian female athletes, and also brings to light lesser known stories of sporting excellence, as well as the people behind the games through text, audio, video and memorabilia.

Athletes profiled in the exhibition include Tasmania’s first Olympian, javelin thrower Heather Innes who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, as well as current sporting stars such as world champion woodchopper Amanda Beams, long distance runner Meriem Daoui and skateboarder Grace Cochrane.

The Change Room will be supported by a public program of events and activities at TMAG, including a special women in sport-themed Discovery Day taking place on International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March.

The exhibition is supported by Events Tasmania as part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Cricket World Cup program being hosted by Australia this year, and timed to coincide with the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup which is taking place in Australia between 21 February and 8 March.

The Change Room is on show from Friday, 7 February until Sunday 29 March 2020 in the Bond Store Basement at TMAG.

For more information, visit www.tmag.tas.gov.au.

This project is delivered by TMAG with support from Events Tasmania.

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts