Margaret Kalms – Life with Endometriosis book launch and information session

Hygge House, Terroux
Sunday 3 April 2022
3pm to 4.30pm
Ticketed event $25 (Eventbrite link below)

Please note this event has been scheduled subject to COVID 19 conditions and restrictions and may be postponed or modified depending on the conditions at the appointed time. Attendees will be kept informed by the organiser.

Three guest speakers will present at this event:

  • Dr Uche A Menakaya, Endometriosis specialist, Canberra; 
  • Melissa Parker RN RM MPhil, Endometriosis Coordinator and Researcher, Canberra Endometriosis Centre; 
  • Jess McGowan, coordinator for local support group, Qendo. 

Life with Endometriosis is a photo-based booklet which aims to facilitate conversations and to help inform friends and family about the impacts of endometriosis. The photo imagery allows ordinary people to communicate about the symptoms and impacts of endometriosis – it’s a way to explain it to work mates or managers, friends and family, medical professionals and people not familiar with women’s health.

Margaret Kalms’ art expresses what endometriosis feels like, the authenticity of experiences of those living with endometriosis. Her art turns vague feelings into clear visual messages.

Margaret does not have endometriosis, but she pairs her photo art with quotes from people who do.  The images in Life with Endometriosis are confronting, but expressive and beautiful.

Money raised after expenses will be shared between Canberra Endometriosis Centre and the local endometriosis support group, Qendo.

Bookings essential at

Each ticket includes

1 copy of ‘Life with Endometriosis’
Refreshments with a variety of teas and coffee, cakes and nibbles made locally.

Additional copies of the book will also be available for purchase on the day.

About Margaret Kalms

Margaret Kalms studied photography at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), Australia, gaining studio and technical skills. She continues to develop her photoshop skills through online courses including Photoshop Artistry and Awake run by Sebastian Michaels. 

Margaret’s photo art has been used in online articles, function presentations and is regularly published in Artists Down Under magazine.

Margaret explores general art themes by participating in group exhibitions with Marsden Art Group and Belconnen Artists’ Network in Canberra, as well as Australian and international online exhibitions (between 5-10 times a year). These are themed and challenge her to explore diverse art subjects.

See her art:

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