Sisters are doin’ it

Photo: Supplied
Photo: Supplied
This work, titled Sisters Communing, is part of an exhibition of the same name which will open at the Hocken Library on September 15 marking the achievement of women's suffrage 125 years ago.

The exhibition includes Hocken collections artworks and items linked to women gaining the vote.

Curator of art Andrea Bell said the exhibition reflected ''an inclusive approach to feminism and the diversity of women's experiences''.

Sisters Communing (1974), by Timaru-born artist and writer Jacqueline Fahey, celebrated the artistic, social and political lives of New Zealand women, she said.

The new show includes a collection of suffragette badges, artist Doris Lusk's painted still life of flowers (1940), and Robyn Kahukiwa's Mana Wahine Maori (1993).

The show runs Monday to Saturday until October 3.

Another related exhibition, at the Blue Oyster Project Space in Dowling St, features new works of art created in response to some Hocken items, and runs from today until September 29.

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