Breaking Silent Codes

Breaking Silent Codes began in 2018 as a three-day conference of First Nations women from Australia and the Pacific, who came together to share cultural and spiritual responses to the issue of sexual assault and family violence, and discuss the barriers that prevent women from speaking out.

Women’s justice advocate Dixie Link Gordon invited photographer Belinda Mason to document the conference. From it emerged this arresting group of portraits and words, which captures the power of listening and sharing as a catalyst for change, and celebrates inner strength and resilience.

A featured exhibition in Head On Photo Festival 2020.

“We need to own our own stories and come together to appreciate each other and listen. Violence hurts, it hurts society, it hurts families and it hurts you and I.” – Dixie Link Gordon

Project space
An installation of natural fibre weaving & limited edition prints by Nadeena Dixon

Exhibition dates: 11 – 29 November, 2020
Exhibition opening: Sunday 15 November, RSVP essential via

Numbers are limited to ensure a COVID-safe environment.

Visit the exhibition

Delmar Gallery is open by appointment only, Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm. To arrange your visit, please email your preferred date and time to or phone 9581 6070.

Image: Portrait of Dixie Link Gordon by Belinda Mason

  • 11 November 2020