This project was undertaken in collaboration with IWDA in early 2016 and thanks to the support and generosity of the 50 participants who took part in this project we raised a total of $2,790 for this wonderful organisation! I want to say a vey heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported this project; including Kate Just who gave me the use of her studio space at the Billilla Historic Mansion (photo below) for the two months it took me to make the portraits. 
IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. IWDA’s vision is for a world where every woman and man, girl and boy has equal rights and opportunities. IWDA is international, feminist and independent. It stands up for women and girls by tackling issues of power, money and security by partnering with others in the Asia Pacific region to advance women’s human rights. For more information or to donate to IWDA please visit: www.iwda.org.au ​​​​​​​
Above is the invitation for the one-night-only exhibition of the IWDA Fifty Fifty Project. The exhibition was held on the 11 March 2016 at the Igniting Change office in Melbourne. 
Below are images from the project, including all 50 portraits created as part of this project. 
All 50 portraits installed at Igniting Change, Melbourne (11 March 2106) 
Baby Eve with her portrait, her feminist mum kindly donated to IWDA so Eve could be part of the project! (2016) 
Project participants Megan and Ryan (top) with their portraits (below) 
Project participant Rogan posing with his portrait after receiving it in the mail.
Project participant Ash pointing to the portrait of a friend at the one-night-only exhibition of all 50 portraits hosted at Igniting Change (2016)
Project participant Tim with his portrait
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - CASH
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - YEDIDA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ALEX
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - FRANCIS
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - EMILLIE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - TIM
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - GILLIAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - RYAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - TERRI
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - YANINA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - TAL
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - KT
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ROB
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - GEORGE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - Rogan
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ANNIKA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - CAROLINE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - BEKA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - GRAYLAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - CATHERINE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - BINDY
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - SHANNON
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - COCO
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - GUY 
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - TODD
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - KONTTURI 
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - KARLA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - KAISA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - CIAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - JOANNE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - NICOLLE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ILONA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - MARY
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - CANDICE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - NICK
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ZELMARIE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - SAM
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - KATE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - GRAYLAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - JOANNE 
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - JOSIE
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - TARA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - LAUREN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ILONA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - ISABEL
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - SAYRAPHIM
 
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project -SIMONE 
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - MEGAN
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - SOULA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - LUCINDA
IWDA Fifty Fifty Project - EVIE 
The IWDA Fifty Fifty Project culminated in a one-night-only pop-up exhibition held at the office of Melbourne based charity Igniting Change, after which all 50 portraits were mailed off to their new homes! 
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