WHEN: 12 - 5PM – 29 Jun 2013

COST: Free


The one day Festival of the Vagina will bring together Sydney's diverse artist community with the common purpose of celebrating the vagina and removing the taboo and shame that many people still feel.

The festival will feature:

- Live music
- Vagina art installations
- Performance art
- Spoken word and poetry performance
- Guest speakers ranging from tantra teachers to sex therapists and journalists

The feature installation of the Festival of the Vagina is the 101 Vagina Exhibition. It confronts the lies we are told about what’s normal and celebrates uniqueness and diversity. It is also about the sharing of story and passing down of knowledge and wisdom.


“Such an incredible event! all the different things going on, seeing people absorbing the images and messages, watching books going off to their new coffee table homes… such an important and beautiful celebration of vaginas, sexuality, life and people doing great things! congratulations on your creative birth Philip! :)” Jane Honeyrider

“Ever had a dream to do something that others might think is odd? Last night hundreds of people came down to the book launch of 101-vagina, inspiring hundreds of women to just LOVE and accept themselves… all because of a simple artistic dream and whim of an inspired photographer who instead of being told that because of gender or social judgement he shouldn’t do this… he stepped up and did it anyway and proved in the turn out how MUCH the world needs this right now. If you have a dream, a crazy urge…and artistic whim and it speaks to you… dont put it on the side just because it might be a bit of work… the world NEEDS your inspiration… people EXPAND because YOU create and shine… so who ever you are… i plee… pick up your project and make it your passion… even for just a little while.. see how much that reverberates around you. x (thank you Philip Werner for your inspiration, drive and commitment to your heart and passion…)” Fleassy Malay

“Wonderful event, wonderful vibes, wonderful people, thank you Philip and everyone else involved. wandering the city after the event with that beautiful white book cradled in my arms, i was looking at people around me, wondering if they knew the significance/meaning of this book, wanting to show people i walked past and say look at this ! isnt it awesome?” Bek Kelly

“It was amazing to be involved! Bring on 101 Penis, I’ve found volunteers already : )” Matt Glass

“What a great night!! very exciting to see so many people turn up and show such interest and support in something so important. thanks philip for asking me to help organise crafternoon, i think i have found a new love in making vagina tiaras! oh, and for creating the space for me to do something truly terrifying, but liberating. heres to taking risks and living at our edge!!” Marcelle Cowen

Festival of the Vagina Saturday 29th June 12-5pm

Exhibition runs Thursday to Sunday 12-5pm until Sunday 30th June