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25 June 1999 —
01 August 1999

Conversations: Works By Selected New Zealand Women Artists

Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Conversations, 1999 (installation view). Curated by Rhoda Fowler.
Robyn Kahukiwa, Self Portrait – Ethnicity (detail).
Hariata Ropata-Tangahoe, He hinengaro kaha enei, te hari, te pouri, te wehi, te mauahara, me te aroha, 1999 (installation view).
Ann Shelton, Redeye (installation view).
Sylvia Siddell, Seethe, 1994 (installation view).
Sue Jowsey, Untitled (installation view).
Ruby Huston, Fertility Dance, 1998 (installation view).
Robin White, Walking to Tebuatarawa (installation view).
Mary McIntyre, Self Portrait as Muscle Man (installation view).
Marte Szirmay, Pacifiers & Diversions (installation view).
Marilyn Webb & Cilla McQueen, Book Collaboration (detail).
Margaret Lawlor Bartlett, Woman with Freedom Banner, 1981 (installation view).
Lois Perry, Sisters – Earth, Sea, Sky, 1988 (installation view).
Lesley Kaiser, Discourse of Circles (De-phallocentricise) (installation view).
Joanna Paul, Unpacking the Body (detail).
Jacqueline Fahey, Me Teaching, 1993 (installation view).
Helen Schamroth, Out of the Darkness (installation view).
Hannah Melville, Coldkiss (installation view).
Elizabeth Steiner, Moeraki Boulders (detail).
Elizabeth Serjeant, Ourselves, 1993 (detail).
Eirlys Shand, Woman Washing and Other Things, 1982 (installation view).
Carole Shepheard, Read Red Read, 1982-99 (installation view).
Barbara Strathdee, Neighbours (installation view).
Allie Eagle, This woman died I care (installation view).
Alexis Hunter, Hormones Dancing, 1998 (installation view).
Vivienne Ballantyne, The Kiss, 1994 (installation view).
Virginia King, Sybil the Oracle (installation view).

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The focus over the next month will be on feminism, with the visit to New Zealand by one of the worlds great feminist artists – Judy Chicago.

Judy Chicago visiting New Zealand has provided the gallery with an opportunity to show that New Zealand too has many dedicated and outstanding feminist artists who continue to create work which develops feminist issues.

Thirty-five women artists from all over New Zealand have submitted work for an exhibition which celebrates a selection of women’s art between 1979 and 1999.

Conversations shows that feminist discussions have not abated; indeed all the works in the exhibition are political and continue to prompt further discussion.

There is a diversity of artistic approaches, including painting, sculpture, pen and ink drawing, and carpet; also included in the exhibition are a number of book works.