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Costume and Cause: telling stories, celebrating strength

Jo Torr, 'Britannia', 2012
Victoria McIntosh, 'Fat Pants', 2020
Shona Tawhiao, 'Untitled 2'
28 May 2021 to 20 Aug 2021
28 May – 20 August 2021
Celebrating contemporary making by Victoria McIntosh, Shona Tawhiao and Jo Torr: inspired by clothing, they tell stories of conflict, strength, endurance, skill and ingenuity in feminine contexts.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts Gallery
Address: 
University of Waikato
Region: 
Waikato

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Costume & Cause explores contemporary New Zealand makers inspired by female clothing and accessories and telling stories with strong political themes, examining conflict and discord, and celebrating strength, endurance, skill and ingenuity in feminine contexts. Victoria McIntosh, Shona Tawhiao and Jo Torr explore 21st century issues through intriguing, spectacular and thoughtful use of techniques such as embroidery, beading, raranga and cloth weaving, pattern cutting and construction, hand and machine stitch. Curated by Liz Cooper.

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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts Gallery

10 May 2021

The Galleries within the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts share the diverse visual arts programme within the University of Waikato. The exhibitions feature a range of contemporary art from leading regional and national artists.