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Are We There Yet? celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa - but how far has New Zealand really come since women gained the vote?
This contemporary exhibition uses the historic anniversary as a springboard to examine the successes and speed-bumps of gender equality so far, and where to next. Equal pay, reproductive rights, gendered violence, online trolling, legal rights and body image are all up for discussion and interrogation.
Photographs of trailblazers, ground-breaking marches, and posters and publications from the Museum’s collection will be on display, including rarely-shown photography by Gil Hanly, Emily Lear and Robin Morrison. A short-film directed by renowned filmmaker Gaylene Preston has been created especially for Are We There Yet?
Share your experiences and thoughts in this participatory exhibition.
Image: Women's rights and human rights, 21 January 2017. Photographed by Emily Lear.
Are We There Yet? is full of women who have touched our lives through what they’ve done or what they’ve said or what they’ve stood up for. Of course there are thousands more women who inspire us every day.
Tell us who’s inspired you.
Venus Envy, hosted by Noelle McCarthy, is a podcast series about what women really want in life, in work, from men and from each other.
Brought to you by The Spinoff in association with Auckland Museum, Venus Envy continues the conversations around the Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa exhibition.
WEEK ONE (Saturday 14th July): Jacinda Ardern and Mary McGee - leadership, feminism, domestic violence, toxic masculinity
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WEEK TWO Parris Goebel, Karen Walker, Rosanna Raymond - image, power, role models.
WEEK THREE Zoe Lawlor, Hayden Wilson - #metoo and the NZ legal profession
WEEK FOUR Annah Pickering, Nunu Davey, Damaris Coulter - sex work, activism, growing up trans in New Zealand
WEEK FIVE Emma Espiner and Colleen Smith-Are We There Yet? - a mum and daughters experience
WEEK SIX Leilani Moimosea and Katherine Lowe - racism, feminism and the fashion industry
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Artists Salome Tanuvasa and Quishile Charan have created an exhibition that upholds stories of Pacific female resilience. In this way they empower women, bringing stories to the forefront that are often left out of mainstream history.
Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero (Central City Library) is celebrating the grassroot actions of everyday people in the historic and ongoing campaign for gender equality.
Artist Peata Larkin is producing a special design for the interactive lighting of Te Ara I Whiti – The Lightpath, to mark 125 years of women’s suffrage.
Join us to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with a panel discussion that features wahine who are champions of revitalising and normalising te reo Māori. Each of our wahine will talk about their personal journey with te reo and share their trials and triumphs.
Join Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and MC Jennifer Ward-Lealand as we honour the fight for gender equality in Aotearoa. The morning’s Suffrage 125 celebrations will continue with renowned songstress Annie Crummer and New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh performing live, along with other women leaders and musical guests.
Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero (Central City Library) in partnership with The Laterals presents a scattered digital art galley projected onto the historic St James Theatre.
A multimedia project by Māngere Bridge artist Tīpare that looks through a wahine Māori lens at protest movements, the #metoo phenomenon, matrimonial land ownership and dual citizenship.
An interdisciplinary group exhibition by arts collective COVEN. The exhibition uses photography, sculpture and performance to playfully question the gender binary inherent in New Zealand feminist history.
Join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and special guests for a concert celebrating 125 years since women won the right to vote in New Zealand.
Four semi‐permanent public artworks are being developed for Tāmaki Makaurau to commemorate Suffrage 125, to be installed at Crawford Reserve in Howick, Tin Tacks Reserve in Onehunga, Killarney Park in Takapuna and Pukekohe Town Centre.