International Women’s Day at The Briars
Published on 22 February 2022
Think of what we can achieve if we join together on International Women’s Day to elevate the voices of women!
We’re eager to find out, so we’re hosting a free, family picnic event at The Briars, Mount Martha to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness against gender bias.
Join us between 4.30pm–7pm on Tuesday 8 March at The Briars to be immersed in the voices of local, diverse women. Our headline acts are:
- Tulliah – At only 19 years old, Peninsula singer-songwriter Tulliah is gracing our stage. In 2019 she was labelled as an ‘act of Australia’s future’ and was a finalist in the triple j Unearthed High competition. Since then, she has supported Amy Shark and played shows with Thelma Plum. Her new EP 'Fre$h Hugs' offers relatable glimpses of a teenage musician coming of age with melodies that seamlessly wash over you. She is surely one of Australia’s most exciting new names.
- Suzi – Peninsula born and raised songstress Suzi is breathing new life into alternative folk-rock. Her struggles with mental health issues are expressed throughout her artistry. Equipped only with her acoustic guitar, Suzi loves to empower women through writing and her welcoming stage presence provides a safe space for people of all walks of life. Suzi’s debut EP 'I Like It Better Indoors' has surpassed 100,000 streams on Spotify. There’s a glistening path ahead for Suzi.
- Bumpy – Emerging with her own independent artistry, Bumpy a Noongar woman delves into a world where vulnerability is power. Her debut release 'Falling' caught national and international attention and saw her featured in ABC’s NAIDOC Special alongside Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Uncle Kutcha Edwards and Kee’ahn. A mesmerising First Nations’ Australian artist who is a captivating and utterly sincere live performer.
We’re pleased to announce we have award winning broadcaster, journalist, executive producer and author, Tracee Hutchison back again this year hosting the live event. She will be interviewing these three amazing female vocalists along with guest speakers.
The theme for this year’s global International Women’s Day is ‘Break the Bias.’ Our event will celebrate the work of female creatives and boost our local arts and music industry. By bringing awareness to gender bias and taking action for equality we can break the bias in our community.
Are you in to help break the bias?
For more information and to book your free ticket today visit:
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“This event gives a much-deserved boost to our female musicians to share their work and connect with our community. Together we can raise women’s voices higher to break the bias this International Women’s Day.”
Quote attributable to Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“We encourage everyone to show their solidarity and call out gender bias when you see it. There is no place for discrimination and stereotyping in our community.”