Opening event Tuesday September 11, from 5.30pm
Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
New work by SAM MITCHELL to commemorate 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.
Mitchell presents a new series of works on both perspex and canvas depicting influential female figures – African American science fiction writer Octavia Butler, Classicist and Women’s Rights Campaigner Mary Beard, English author and literary critic Lorna Sage, and Novelist and poet Emily Bronte – a casting call of feminists.
Artist Talk: Saturday, 6th October, 11am – as part of Artweek Auckland.
Image courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery.
Melanie Roger Gallery
Date(s) - 11/09/2018 - 06/10/2018