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Ramp Festival of Music, Media, Arts & Design / Wintec School of Media Arts, Kirikiriroa / 23–26 July, 2019

2019 CommUNITY / exhibition + auction, San Francisco Design Week / June 20–28, 2019

Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa / a poster project + exhibition hīkoi curated and organised by Directory of Women Designers + Designers Speak (Up)

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Mind the (Price) Gap – It is a Gender Thing / An Art Basel panel discussion addresses gender discrimination in the art market: Valeria Napoleone, Art Collector and Philanthropist, London; Candice Breitz, Artist, Berlin; Susanne Vielmetter, Founder, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles; Moderator: Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, London / June 14, 2019, Art Basel

Designers Speak (Up) gives visibility to the “unsung diversity” of Aotearoa design / Jyni Ong, It’s Nice That, May 9, 2019

Design. Diversity. Two powerful words. What happens when they collide?
— a look at why diversity in design is important, and highlight some great initiatives making Aotearoa New Zealand more diverse and inclusive / Jade Tang-Taylor, Judith Thompson, Idealogue, May 7, 2019

Broken record “…what really shocked me was not a statistic that we found but rather one very specific and very particular resistance — a resistance to the term ‘Pākehā’” / Lana Lopesi on diversity, Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, April 30, 2019

Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List and other writings by voices speaking to the issues, confront our own complacency towards white supremacy and islamophobia, deep-rooted racism and white defensiveness, investigating the nothing-comes-out-of-a-vacuum, and finding ways to “interrogate our own biases and those of others to prevent hate from spreading” / Pantograph Punch, March 24, 2019

Figures that don’t add up. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. / Catherine Griffiths for Eye Magazine’s Blog, published on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019

Examining the causes of stereotypes and challenging deeply rooted preconceptions about sex differences, Angela Saini’s Inferior is at the top of our book list.

All the films directed by women that should have been Oscar nominated / Nick Chen, Dazed, January 23, 2019

We knew we were making history / Alexis Hunter, TateShots / Born in New Zealand, artist Alexis Hunter moved to London in the 1970s. A painter and photographer who used feminist theory in her work, Hunter was politically active and deeply involved in the emerging British feminist scene.

Designers Speak (Up) launches directory of New Zealand women designers / Elly Strang, Idealog Magazine, October, 2018

Vivian Lynn, Extricating Form: 1969-1984 / curated by Christina Barton, Bowerbank Ninow, September 12 – October 13, 2018

Reputations: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville / ‘Diversity and inclusiveness are our only hope. It is not possible to plaster everything over with clean elegance. Dirty architecture, fuzzy theory and dirty design must also be out there.’ / Interview by Ellen Lupton, Eye No 8 vol. 2, 1993

“Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art” — Mary Gabriel / reviewed by Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, September 26, 2018

What would cities look like if they were designed by mothers? Christine Murray, The Guardian, August 2018

Equal Pay Starts with Transparency / Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy, Newsroom, August 2018

Diversity & Inclusion: A Panel / Natasha Markham, A+W NZ, February 2018

The Bamboo Ceiling / ‘It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing’ / Fiona Young, Parlour, November 2017

The Real Issue is Access / Lynda Simmons, A+W NZ, October 2015


Aotearoa New Zealand

Architecture + Women • New Zealand
Best Design Awards
Design Assembly
Designers Institute of New Zealand
Designers Speak (Up) / FacebookInstagram
Directory of Women Designers
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Indigenous Design & Innovation Aotearoa
Ministry for Women
Ngā Aho
New Zealand Institute of Architects
The Pantograph Punch
Paper Source NZ
RAMP Gallery NZ


Eye Magazine
Graphics UK Women
Invisible: Women in Australian Graphic Design
Parlour: women, equity, architecture
Women of Graphic Design

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kōrero / kai / mahi Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa / RAMP Gallery, Kirikiriroa, 10:30 – 4:00pm, 11 May, 2019 /  see FB event

Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa / RAMP Gallery, Kirikiriroa, April 30 – May 24, 2019 / opening Tuesday 30 April, 4:30 – 7:30pm / see FB event

Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton / “The city’s not dead, you’re just not looking. Kirikiriroa is ablaze with exciting art offerings.” The Pantograph Punch, 3 May, 2019

TDC64 exhibition / St Paul St Gallery 3, AUT, Auckland, April 2 – 17, 2019 / brought to Aotearoa by award-winning duo Osborne Shiwan

I Too Am in Paradise II / Raewyn Atkinson, Objectspace, Auckland, February 14 – March 24, 2019

John Scott Works / David Straight, Objectspace, Auckland, February 14 – March 24, 2019 / exhibition and book design, Catherine Griffiths

Design Assembly’s Autumn Conversations / Ministry of Awesome, Christchurch, March 21, 2019

Walking Backwards / Katrina Beekuis, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, February 8 – March 9, 2019

Alexis Hunter, Sexual Warfare / until 3 Feb 2019, Goldsmiths CCA, London

Second Designers Speak (Up) hui/kai/mahi = poster screen-printing session / 10–4pm, AUT printmaking department, January 15, 2018

Designers Speak (Up) hui/kai/mahi = poster screen-printing session / 10–4pm, AUT printmaking department, December 5, 2018

Doubling Down with Double Denim Directors / workshop and talk with Anna Dean + Angela Meyer at Objectspace, Design Assembly, October 26, 2018

Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter? / Design Assembly Spring Conversations, Auckland and Wellington, October 16, 2018

Taonga tuku Iho. Treasure handed down / a focus on indigenous ‘diversity weaving’, Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Keynote speaker, Artlands Australia, October 10, 2018

Public forum workshops x3 / Designers Institute of New Zealand, AKL: October 9, WGN: October 11, CHC: October 17, 2018