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Make Boobs Great Again

20 Oct 2018 - 01 Dec 2018

Trellis Cooper’s Daughter, like what Roses Grow Up, Whatipu Caves Photoshoot, 2011 Photographer: Freya Harvey

Saturday 20 October 2018, 10.30am - Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.00pm

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm


Papakura Art Gallery, 10 Averill Street, Papakura, Auckland

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09 297 7510


Sarah Yates

Artist and ex-race car driver Sarah Yates explores gender roles through a range of media from sculpture to photography.

As part of this exhibition, she asked a group of women to draw either their car or their breasts, which she turned into hand-sewn cushions made with upcycled woollen blankets.

Yates prompts viewers to reflect on how society has changed and which aspects may not have moved on.

This is one of two exhibitions presented by Papakura Art Gallery exploring the rights of women and gender roles as part of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Free Public Programmes

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

Saturday 6 October, 11am–1.30pm

Join artist Sarah Yates in a hand sewing workshop and political discussion for women. Make your own cushion to add to the exhibition. Take inspiration from either your boobs or car. You can take your work home at the end of the exhibition.

Start Your Engines! DIY basic car maintenance

Saturday 17 November, 11am–2pm

Artist and ex-race-car-driver Sarah Yates invites mothers and daughters to join this workshop to learn some basic car maintenance. Bookings essential, please contact the gallery.