For this project the Tauranga Art Gallery has invited artist Darcell Apelu to curate a show in response to the 125th Anniversary of the New Zealand Suffrage movement.
Featuring works by Louisa Afoa, Li-Ming Hu and Julia Holden, the exhibition explores the current cultural climate for contemporary women and some of the issues they face.
The title, Say It, Just Say It, is like a mantra or chant that joins with the many voices of women around the world who had to, and still have to, fight to have their points of view heard. It is an unapologetic contribution to the Suffrage plight explored through painting, photography, moving image and installation.
Say It, Just Say It reflects on the significance of the passing of the Electoral Act in 1893 that gave women in Aotearoa the right to vote, the first country in the world to do this. It also recognises the complex and diverse issues and concerns affecting women in Aotearoa today.
Principal Exhibition Partner: Carrus