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iwd 4.0

26th March


The Store @ Abbotsford Convent

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Platform Exhibitions is excited to announce the 4th edition of our International Women's Day celebrations.

In her 1971 essay, Linda Nochlin famously asks “Why have there been no great women artists?”

Historically speaking, there is long-standing evidence of women and gender non-confirming (GNC) artists. Its lack of recognition and visibility shines light to the hardship faced by women and GNC folks. She points at centuries of misogyny in the art world that marginalise women and GNC artists.  

Today, women and GNC folks join this uphill battle. We band together with those who work to dismantle sexism within the art industry and celebrate those that paved the way for us in our past. 

So we invite you on the 26th of March to join us as we support our very own line up of female and GNC artists, DJs, designers +. 

In this, we hope to contribute to the push of women and GNC folks from the margins in this industry… to the centre where they belong.

Event Details

Date: 26th of March (Sunday)

Time: 4:00 - 8:00pm

Location: The Store @ Abbotsford Convent (1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067)

A fully accessible and inclusive space.

Ticket Price: $20 (Kids under 16 + those identifying as First Nations or Torres Strait Islanders are free)

Selected Charity: Guests will have the chance to vote for a selected charity on the day

Artist applications

For us, International Women’s Day is less about the celebration of cis-gender women and more about intersectionality and equity. On this day we center WOC, trans women, women of different abilities and all other marginalized folks and shift the conversation to not only the rights of cis-gender women but the rights for all to be equal in opportunity in contrary to the rights of cis-gender men. We believe the fight against sexism and misogyny is much more empowering against patriarchal systems in this way. 

Thus, to bring the 4th edition of our IWD exhibition, we invite applications from women and gender non-conforming artists. We invite stories of what it means to be a woman or otherwise, what it feels like to be labeled as a woman although identifying otherwise. We encourage the channeling of rage, joys and all the in-between as you share your lived experiences in your work.


Applications are now open and will close at 11:59pm on the 21st of February 2023


Applications are open for female and gender non-conforming artists aged 18 and up. Our exhibitions are for artists of all skill-sets; emerging, established or professional. We scout for artists of all different art mediums. If you haven’t seen work like yours presented with us before, there’s all the more reason to apply. For those who have showcased with us before and looking to do it again, we are currently only accepting applications from those who have only showcased with us once before.

For more information: please download and read our application pack below.

Access our google form to submit your proposal via the application pack above. 

interested in hosting a market stall with us?

Makers, crafters and designers are eligible to host their own market stall at our event. Please download our Market Stall Information Pack below for more details.





Chat to us further via email to see if you’re eligible for this.



Adults (16+)              $20 

Children (Under 16)       free 


send us an email  → to receive your ticket.

GETTING TO iwd 4.0

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Public Transport


Catch a Mernda or Hurstbridge line train to Victoria Park Station. The train station is a 10-15 minutes walk to the Convent


Bus 200 or 207 bus down Johnston St to Clarke St stop. The bus stop is a 3-5 minute walk to the Convent.


All day parking is available in the car park directly across from the Convent on St Heliers Street. The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Funds from the car park go towards the restoration and daily operation of the Convent, and also support our neighbours, the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

Parking Weekend rates:
30 mins = $3
$1 per half hour thereafter
5 ½ – 10 hours = $14
$2 per hour after 10 hours

Max daily rate (until 2am) = $28
Additional overnight fee (after 2am) = $25
Lost ticket = $28


The Store is wheelchair accessible via a private side entrance. Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available nearby.

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finding the store @ abbotsford convent:

Follow the above map to the circled area of Abbotsford Convent. 


From the main entrance, you want to keep to the left side; walking past the Convent Bakery. Then turn the first left in the direction of the Heritage Garden. Continue down that path and you'll see signs directing you to the entrance of The Store where our exhibition will be. 

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