Suffrage in Stitches exhibition
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 12:00 am
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 12:00 am
3 Jervois Quay, Wellington, 6011
Exhibitions, Achievements Celebrations, Arts Culture, Community
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
Suffrage in Stitches, an exhibition in Wellington Museum until 31 August, matches the length of the original 1893 Suffrage petition and consists of 546 individually designed fabric panels - yjr number of pages in the original petition. The work includes the names of 546 women and over 27,000 hand-stitched marks, one for each signature on the petition, along with multiple surface decoration techniques.
Artists are NZ citizens or residents; with only a handful being professional artists who have been creating the exhibition in workshops since September last year. The project has provided a platform for people and groups of all abilities and backgrounds to meet and create.
Enjoy the first hanging of this astounding fabric artwork, which was run by Vinnies Re Sew and hung in partnership with the team at Wellington Museum, and stitched by many to commemorate the Suffrage Petition and celebrating women’s stories past, present and future.
It's on in Flux, Wellington Museum, Friday 2 August to Sunday 31 August, 10am to 5pm.
View an article in Stuff about the project.