Attention! I’m Red: works on paper

No doubt! \\\ Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa /// graces the streets downtown as part of the Britomart Works on Paper Series … this weekend is full sunshine, get down, check out the first 30 before the next Phantom Billstickers rotation on Wednesday, and remember, tag your pics! #PresentTense2019 #WāhineToiAotearoa #DesignersSpeakUp #DirectoryofWomenDesigners

above: posters by Caroline Powley and Nell May / photo: Bruce Connew

Britomart Works on Paper with Phantom Billstickers is showcasing 94 Wāhine Toi posters, printed at large scale, rotating every Wednesday for four weeks from 18 September to 16 October / Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa NZ, September 12, 2019

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Join us and Britomart with Phantom for an informal opening — a few words of thanks — on Tuesday 24 September, 6pm, at the corner of Customs St East and Gore St, before we head to The Brit nearby.

We are thrilled to announce also, the latest essay in the series, ‘Te Marama / The Moon’ by Elle Loui August, which follows Desna Whaanga Schollum’s heart-rending call to connect, ‘Mauri — an opportunity to connect’ (August 2019) … these and other essays in the collection are koha to the project, for which we are deeply grateful. ‘On being present…’, Mere Taylor-Tuiloma, August 2019 / ‘Snakes, Ladders and Tables’, Chloe Geoghegan, July 2019 / ‘No longer the exception’, Lucy Wardle, August 2019 / ‘Broken record’, Lana Lopesi, April 2019 / ‘This present future’, Wendy Richdale, April 2019.

In the news! 

Painting the town red: a new exhibition of graphic art by women, Britomart’s Jeremy Hansen talks to Catherine Griffiths about gender imbalance, the protest, and the poster series. And, on Idealog, Catherine Griffiths talks her new open-source poster series and journey to empower women designers in Aotearoa featuring posters by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho, Josephine Ross, Rebecca Steedman and Sarah Gladwell.

But wait, there’s more: our #ff3333 context posters are everywhere!

Check out the promotional campaign all over town in this LIVE MAP. From A3 to super size in Dominion Road, this is the work of ghosts. To @0800phantom for making 94 posters larger than life in real space, and Jeremy Hansen for offering our wāhine toi the space, ngā mihi nui.

Ramp Gallery, Kirikiriroa, 30 Apr–24 May ⠀⠀
Laurel Projects, Ōtepoti, 2–23 Aug⠀⠀⠀
Te Pū o Te Wheke Arts, Kaikohe, 29 Aug–15 Sep
Britomart, Tāmaki Makaurau, 18 Sep–16 Oct
Ilam Campus Gallery, Ōtautahi, 4 Oct–1 Nov⠀⠀
Enjoy, Pōneke, 25 Oct–23 Nov⠀⠀⠀

Keep an eye on news updates and photos on Instagram and FB pages — we’re 2/3 into our hīkoi, with much mahi yet to be done.

— Catherine Griffiths


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