'Women: An Exhibition'; & 'All Woman: A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women'

     


No podcast this week. Probably no post next week. Taking a break.

If you're in Wellington, or planning a trip, you might like to visit Women: An Exhibition. As well as work from the guest artists and recent work from others, there's a small selection of work made during New Zealand's women's art movement of the 1970s and 1980s: Joanna Margaret Paul's Nappies film (1977) and her No 1 painting from 1979, some Allie Eagle work, a Heather McPherson poem. I made a little book which includes a brief gender analysis of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand's contribution to Google Art (not good news).

And there's a rare opportunity to see Maria MacKay's Schema (2001) and to buy one of only five prints made. This isn't a great reproduction below as the colours are off; it will reward a close look in the gallery. More Maria paintings here.


Meanwhile, just along the road at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Bev Short's 'All Woman: A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women' photography exhibition. Looks terrific and has an accompanying programme of talks. Bev Short blogs about the opening here.



LINK
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts site.

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