Artists mark the anniversary of women's suffrage

Two projects were selected to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.

Earlier this year we put out a call for temporary public art projects in response to the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. We selected two projects from a diverse range of proposals.

Dramatically lit photo of a woman in the middle of am art performance.


Wednesday 19 September 2018, 3-3.45pm (rain or shine)
Parliament grounds

Selected by Wellington City Council’s Public Art Panel to commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage, Māori women artists of internationally acclaimed theatre company MAU join with women from Wellington's Pasifika communities for a performance ceremony in the grounds of Parliament.

Directed by Lemi Ponifasio, Mausina pays particular attention to community, family, nature and the potency of female existence. Combining Te Reo and Pasifika languages, Mausina expresses adaptability and resilience and turns a mirror to the turmoil of the modern world.

For more information see: MAU Wahine facebook.

A table full of pottery mug with people examining them.

Over Time

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm (rain or shine)
Civic Square

Artist collective Public Share invite Wellingtonians to join them for a tea break in Civic Square to celebrate the anniversary of New Zealand women voting for the first time. The collective creates ceramic objects for use in public tea breaks.

For this event, Public Share are making stirrers stamped with the names of countries in which women have won the right to vote. They will be made from clay collected from Kate Sheppard’s home in Christchurch. Come along for a cuppa and conversation and take away a commemorative stirrer.

For more information see the: Public Share Collective facebook