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Art & Change gallery, Level 5, Te PapaPrevious Exhibition
Emily Karaka and Shona Rapira Davies rose to prominence in the mid 1980s. Before them, Māori women had little or no presence in the contemporary New Zealand art world.
This exhibition contrasts the striking work of these two artists. It also celebrates the voice that their art has given to many Māori women.
Their early work was aligned with Mana Wahine – a movement that developed from the momentum of the feminist art and Māori protest movements of the 1970s. Through their art, Karaka and Rapira Davies contributed to the growing expression of Māori discontent.
Some of these art works contain language that may offend.