Queer(y)ing Australia’s Automotive Industry

In 1919 Alice Anderson became the first female garage proprietor in Australia. Her garage was a uniquely safe space for women to explore a traditionally male-dominated occupation and, for some, a place to openly express their sexuality. As part of the 2018 Feast Festival, the National Motor Museum will be hosting an expert panel of influential South Australian women in a discussion on women’s experiences in the Australian automotive industry.

The fascinating and intriguing story of Alice Anderson and her ‘garage girls’ is documented in an award-winning exhibition at the National Motor Museum which launched in late 2017.

Visit the museum on Sunday 11 November to explore the exhibition and participate in the panel discussion emceed by Feast Festival co-founder and Artistic Director Margie Fischer including Michelle Toft (exhibition curator, Alice Anderson’s Motor Service), Julie Crafter (race car driver), Sally-Anne Fowles (author of ‘Fast Women: Pioneering Australian Motorcyclists) and Anthea Blenkiron (GM Holden).

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