About the project
‘Make Visible Te Whanganui-a-Tara’ is the third chapter of the global Make Visible project developed by artist, curator, and activist, Shannon Novak.
With rainbow communities experiencing disproportionally higher rates of anxiety, suicide, and depression than the general population in New Zealand, we are supporting our city’s rainbow communities through this community-led project.
The project aims to grow support for rainbow communities in our city, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, by making visible challenges and triumphs for these communities.
This chapter of Make Visible manifests as work developed with rainbow communities across multiple sites supported by Council, development of city-wide rainbow safe spaces, an online platform for rainbow and BIPOC communities to share experiences, and a permanent archive of Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s rainbow history, experiences, and content.
Check out the latest artwork and exhibitions below and at Shannon Novak's website.