An evening with Ayesha Green & Carole Shepheard
Be open to the strength of women in visual arts.
Two artists come together at the Hastings City Art Gallery to give separate floor talks, exploring the work in their shows and the conversations they start.
Ayesha Green (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a rising star, who uses portraiture to honour and celebrate the strength of the sitter, in this case the women of Hukarere Māori Girls’ School. Carole Shepheard has long been a vocal advocate for women artists and women’s rights.
Green’s new show, To the best of my Knowledge, uses her trademark cartoon portraiture style to examine the role of the Native Schools’ Act in early colonial Māori educational settings, and the resulting agency and achievements of those who attended Hukarere Māori Girls’ School. This new body of work continues Green’s kaupapa of examining systems of knowledge and what it means to be a Māori woman in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends, brings together 11 hand-picked print artists alongside Shepheard, in a celebration of her work over the past 20 years. Shepheard’s most recent works challenge the viewer to consider isolation, anxiety and melancholy through a feminist lens.
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