The brief is wide.
Each woman has a unique view of her place in the world through her own personal journey.
No two stories are the same.
I AM WOMAN
A special exhibition to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand
Friday 14 December 2018 – Sunday 27 January 2019
2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
I AM Woman celebrates the anniversary by inviting artists to share their own ‘take’ on womanhood... triumphs, challenges, concerns, spirituality, the mundane, expectations...
The artist is asked to dig deep, to identify parts of herself that define what it means for her to be a woman.
You may have an ancestor who inspires you. It might be your own personal story. It might be the vision you have for a daughter or granddaughter’s future.
The brief is wide. Each woman has a unique view of her place in the world through her own personal journey. No two stories are the same.
With the entry form (these will be sent our later in the year) you are asked to submit 100 words describing your work and what it means to you. This will be included in your wall label information.
All works must be new (not previously shown in any exhibition) and be no more than 1000mm wide. We will accept any form of visual art; pottery, sculpture, fibrework, photography etc.
I will ask for an image of the work in mid-November. The number of entries may require a final selection process.
We will also include a selection of poetry and prose.
The exhibition is open to Taranaki female artists. All work must be for sale and the gallery will charge a 30% commission.
I hope you enjoy the process.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Email <director @ percythomsongallery.org.nz> for a registration form