Public Program


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Writers' Panel

SUN 7 March, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Meet the Creators

THURS 11 March, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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The Stiletto Sisters

FRI 12 March, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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My Body

SAT 13 March, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Women's Dinner

SAT 13 March, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

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My Safety

SUN 14 March, 4:00PM - 5:30PM


Women's Circus Workshop

WED 17 March, 6:30PM - 8.00PM

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Preserving Your Future

THURS 18 March, 6:30PM - 8.00PM

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Hotham Street Ladies Workshop

FRI 19 March, 6:00PM - 7.30PM

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My Menopause

SAT 20 March, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Our Life in the Nude

SAT 20 March, 7:30PM - 8:40PM

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Meet the Artists & Auslan Tour

SUN 21 March, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

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My Mind

SUN 21 March, 4:00 - 5:30PM

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GoGo Dancing for over 50's

THURS 25 March, 6.30PM - 7.30PM

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My Covid

SUN 28 March, 4.00PM - 5.30PM

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Flicks After Fifty: Advanced Style

FRI 26 March, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

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Flicks After Fifty: Gloria

FRI 26 March, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

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Flicks After Fifty: The Song Keepers

SAT 27 March, 6:00PM - 7:24PM

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Flicks After Fifty: Brazen Hussies

SAT 27 March, 7:40PM - 9:40PM

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Flicks After Fifty: Hip Hop-eration

SUN 28 March, 6:00PM - 7:35PM

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Flicks After Fifty: Morgana

SUN 28 March, 7:40PM - 9:10PM

Education Tours

Senior secondary and tertiary students are invited to join us for free education programs on weekdays throughout the exhibition. The programs will explore the representation of older women, challenge perceptions and create discussion amongst all age groups.

Relevant study areas include:

  • IB
  • Visual Art and Design
  • Media and Screen Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Art History
  • Nursing
  • Aged Care
  • Disability and Support Services
  • Art Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Allied Health Studies

Bookings are available at 10am , 12pm and 2pm during the week.

Book Now

Download the education resource /discussion sheet prior to your visit below or BYO drawing materials to explore works by Niki Koutouzis and Sam Jinks.

Download Education / Discussion Kit

Volunteer Team

We still need volunteers to help us during this important exhibition. There will be training workshops prior to the exhibition.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with the artists and learn more about the art on display. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the public programs and engage with visitors. We will be providing:

  • Position Descriptions
  • Training
  • Rosters
  • Lots of laughs
  • Endless cups of tea
  • Endless gratitude

If you would like to register to become a volunteer for Flesh after Fifty, please contact:

Lea Thorpe
Flesh after Fifty Ambassador and Volunteer Coordinator

Getting There

The Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries, 1 Saint Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067:

Catch a Mernda or Hurstbridge line train to Victoria Park Station and walk 10- 15 minutes to Convent, or catch the 200 0r 207 bus to Clark St with a 3-5 minute walk.
NB. Some peak hour express trains skip Victoria Park Station.

Buses 200 - City (Queen St - Bulleen) and the 207 City Doncaster (SC via Kew Junction), stop at Clark St with a 3-5 minute walk to Convent.

School buses
School buses need to set down/pick up/park on Johnson Street, or at the south end of Clarke St, which is accessible from Abbotsford Street only. There is a dedicated bus parking zone in Johnson St. 50 metres east of the corner of Clarke St.

The carpark is directly across form the Convent entry on St Heliers St. Rates are reasonable. There is very limited free parking in surrounding streets. Six accessible parking spaces are located at the front of the car park.