Orange Regional Museum is gearing up for an inspiring new exhibition from next weekend.
'Code Breakers: Women in Games', on tour from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), is opening at the Museum from Saturday, August 8.
The exhibition will inspire all gamers to shatter stereotypes and celebrate diversity in this industry.
'Code Breakers' is the first exhibition of its kind in Australia celebrating the achievements of women working in gaming.
While only 10 per cent of the games industry is made up by women, 'Code Breakers' shows that women make ground breaking contributions as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers and designers.
In doing so, this fresh new exhibition shows that women are breaking down barriers and building vibrant and creative careers in this global industry.
With the opportunity to actually play 10 different video games created by emerging and established women in the gaming industry, this exhibition will be lots of fun for the whole family.
Visitors of every ability level will be able to hone their skills, crushing bullies and delivering pizzas in 'Ninja Pizza Girl' before running with an animal clan in 'Armello'.
Museum staff will be cleaning game stations regularly, and disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser will also be available for visitors to use.
Alongside this hands-on gaming fun, the exhibition asks important questions about how women are carving paths in an industry that has historically been hostile towards them.
The 10 female makers featured in 'Code Breakers' reflect on the journeys they have made in this male-dominated industry and reveals the human stories behind their games.
'Code Breakers: Women in Games' will be on exhibition at the Museum from Saturday, August 8 until October 14 this year.
Before then, this weekend is your last chance to see 'Capturing Nature: early photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893', before it closes to the public at 4pm on Sunday, August 2.
Orange Regional Museum will remain open to the public from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7, with visitors able to experience 'Regenerate', a creative exploration by local school students of the environmental regeneration following bushfire.
The Museum is open from 9am to 4pm daily, and entry is free.
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