Launch of Kaleidoscope Exhibition

Kaleidoscope is the RHSV’s major exhibition in 2022 and it celebrates the women who were crucial in building the organisation from its beginning in 1909.

This is biography imagined through the lens of a Kaleidoscope. The viewer is offered fragments of the lives represented here. There is no linear narrative. Each time the kaleidoscope turns, a different story emerges. There are repeating patterns but different emphases and new ways of seeing, new reflections, new refractions. No one story dominates and one story does not fit all.

in 2021, during Women’s History Month we launched the RHSV Women’s Biographical Dictionary, an online resource which builds profiles of women who have been involved in the RHSV over its 113 year history. This project is masterminded by Dr Cheryl Griffin and from the online resource, Cheryl has curated this exhibition, to launch in 2022, which looks at the lives of 50 of those women.

Curator: Dr Cheryl Griffin

Exhibition Designer: Katrin Strohl

Exhibition Production: Dr David Thompson

As at most RHSV events, drinks and cheese platters will be served during the launch.

This is an RHSV Women’s History Month event

Please RSVP here for catering purposes and to ensure we don't overcrowd beyond our COVID limits


March 30, 2022 at 5:30pm - 7pm
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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