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Mana Wahine

09 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

Jamie Berry, ATA bay, 2017

Saturday 9 June 2018, 10.00am - Saturday 21 July 2018, 2.00pm

  • Opening event: Saturday 9 June, 10am
  • Exhibition: 12 June - 21 July
  • Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Sun & Mon closed

Fresh Gallery Ōtara, 5/46 Fair Mall, Ōtara, Auckland

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09 261 8030


Fresh Gallery Ōtara presents Mana Wahine.

This exhibition showcases the work of a group of women artists working in a range of disciplines and explores an alternative Māori narrative to the suffrage movement of Aotearoa.

Many of the stories about the suffrage movement in New Zealand come from a Pākehā perspective and focus on the motivations and conditions that led Pākehā women to seek the right to vote.

Māori women were an integral part of the suffrage movement, yet their own narratives are often lost in the dominant version of history. Mana Wahine acknowledges the strength of Māori women and their mana and power within Te Ao Māori (the Māori world).

The exhibition has been included as part of a regional programme to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Aotearoa.

This event is part of Matariki Festival, taking place 30 June–22 July.