It is the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand, time to put women in the spotlight! Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is proud to be contributing to the celebration of this significant part of our history by bringing like-minded women together at "She Claims: Art Matters".
At "She Claims: Art Matters" we celebrate the ideas and mana of creative women today. Through stirring conversation, two inspiring women with a creative practice discuss their work, culture, society or other topics they feel passionate, concerned, excited, elated or angry about. Session six is a conversation between Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig.
About Dame Denise L'estrange-corbet
Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet was made Dame Companion this year, not only for her services to the fashion industry but also for her generous support to local communities and charities. Her fashion label WORLD, founded in 1989 with partner Francis Hooper, is one of New Zealand’s most iconic and globally recognised labels. Both the brand and Dame Denise herself are known for their colourful, bold outspokenness. Through campaigns and the publication of her frank autobiography All That Glitters she tried to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. In 2017 Dame Denise won the "Women of Influence Award for Arts & Culture".
ABOUT ANGELA LASSIG
Angela Lassig is an Australian-born dress and textile expert. She has held curatorial positions at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and is an expert on New Zealand fashion and textiles. In 2010 she published the book "New Zealand Fashion Design", which celebrates New Zealand’s top contemporary fashion designers. Lassig is currently working on a publication on 19th-century New Zealand dress and textiles, for which she has received research grants from the Friends of the Turnbull Library and the New Zealand History Association.
5.30pm Doors open – refreshments
6–7pm Conversation and questions
7.30pm Doors close
Tickets include a drink and canapés.
Auckland Art Gallery Members pay $25 per event, or $65 for a series of three (Session #4 on 4 July, Session #5 on 8 August and Session #6 on 5 September). If you have a guest pass added to your Membership, you can bring a guest for the Members' price.
Non-Members pay $75 for a single event, or $115 for a series of three. These tickets includes a one-year Membership with Auckland Art Gallery.
Please be ready to present your Membership card to our staff on the night of the event.
Photo Credit: Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet © Garth Badger