1260 women from Wellington signed the third suffrage petition. In September at Toi Poneke in Wellington I hung chandeliers representing each suburb’s women from the ceiling in the gallery. The names of the women were listed on wallpaper sheets on the wall near each chandelier, linked with a thread.
In July 2014 I represented the 607 women who signed the third suffrage petition from the Wairarapa region with 607 cast domestic objects.
These were hung around the region in four different locations and brought together at Aratoi at the conclusion of the project.
I spent three weeks at a cottage at NZ Pacific Studios, Mt Bruce where I had won a fellowship.
Giovanni Tiso was kind enough to write a post about the work
The inaugural National Council of Women of New Zealand, formed in 1896.
In honour of this group of women I produced a set of objects for each of the 26 women – a ring, a pendant, an apron and a portrait. These objects were made of found objects and textiles.
New Zealand Effective Picnic Management Award
blanket scraps, fork prongs, caketin detail, thread
NZ Medal for Domestic Long Service and Good Conduct
Cutlery pieces, hand-dyed wool, embroidery thread
New Zealand Meritorious Household Service Medal
Muslin, embroidery thread, silver coaster, antique car light
New Zealand Domiciliary Effort Award
Fabric, grater pieces, thread
Made for Contemporary Wearables ’13, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland Australia