Getting women onside

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Portrait of a boxer Fighting for success: The Onside exhibition tells the story of women in sport in a series of images.
Now showing at Casula Powerhouse, the exhibition is a part of the initiative to invoke discussion of the challenges and achievements of female athletes.
Using art, the exhibition raises powerful questions about femininity in male dominated sports, religion, body image and self esteem.
Jenny Evans is just one of the artists whose work will be showing as part of the exhibit.
Her photography captures the untold stories of women in sport, their unrecognised achievements and unbelievable strength.
Evans who is a press photographer, was commissioned to be involved into the exhibit.
She said she wanted to capture the reality faced by women in sport and issues not often faced by men.
“I wanted to do a story that celebrated women’s achievement through sport but I also wanted to highlight some of the hardships not faced by men,” said Evans.
Meeting Eleanor Bowden, a female boxer from Redfern, intrigued Evans who hoped to capture her character.
Jenny Evans spoke with 2GLF’s Dizzy on Tuesday, March 12 after 10am.
For the full interview visit our programs ON Demand.
Visit the < website for more details for the Onside exhibition that is open until Sunday, March 24.