A Merry Ed’s Note

7 / 12 / 2015

Greetings beloved Sheilas readers!

What a year it’s been. We’ve had young Sheilas, and older Sheilas. We’ve had politics – the good, the bad, and the very ugly. We’ve had NAIDOC week dedicated editions and the sportiest of Sheilas, and last but not least, we said goodbye to our treasured and long-time leading light of feminism and social justice, dear friend of the Women’s Trust and Victoria’s first female Premier, Joan Kirner AC.

An enormous thank you as always to all of our contributors for 2015 – Judy Horacek, Grace Mountford, Isabelle Lane, Ruby Bell, Claire Mehrtens, Stella Windridge, Kyana Hubbard, Helen Razor, Mary Crooks AO, Renee Carr, Marisa Ho, Claudia Long, Ruby Hamad, Susan Mitchell, Melany Markham, Lisa Dib, Sevim Dogan, Kerry-Anne Walsh, Amal Awad, Noni Hazlehurst, Karen Pickering, Jenny Beacham, Stella Bridie, Dr Megan Davis, Ellen van Neervan & Kara Beavis, Francis Leach, Elisabeth  Kirkby OAM, Renata Singer, Debbie Galtry & Kim Becker, Angela Pippos, Chloe Saltau, Ponch Hawkes, Katia Pellicciotta and Nur Shkembi. 

Our Editor is once again taking the annual January break from the computer and from pursuing constant and brilliant feminist content. We are taking an extended break this time, and there will be no editions of Sheilas in January or February 2016. We will be back ready and refreshed for March 2016 to take on whatever is rousing our minds and ruffling our feathers then.

Whatever you’re doing for the holiday season, we at the Victorian Women’s Trust and Sheilas wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous one. We are very much looking forward to reconnecting with you come 2016 and tackling the big issues of the day as always.

Once again, thank you for your continued support of our publication – we wouldn’t be where we are today without you! As always, tell your family and friends to subscribe to Sheilas, and get them excited for March 2016!

PLUS! >>>>>>>>>>>>

For our final edition of Sheilas for 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to reap the benefits, once again, from our very fruitful relationship with the wonderful Cinema Nova in Carlton.

They have kindly offered Sheilas readers the chance to win 1 of 5 in-season passes to see the up and coming film, PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT?

To enter, simply email cas@vwt.org.au with the subject line SHEILAS COMP and answer to the following question:

“To which famous city would you visit if you were going to see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection?”

The lucky winners of the in-season passes can collect their pass from the Candy Bar (NOT Box Office) and can then exchange it at the Box Office for tickets to a session of their choice (not valid Saturday after 6pm).


Showing exclusively at Cinema Nova from 26 December

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland (“Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel”).

Click here to view the trailer.