Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa is a touring exhibition that encompasses over 70 posters and writings by designers, artists and educators from the Directory of Women Designers.
The exhibition is a moment-in-time record of the current landscape of women in design, using the poster format to give visibility and voice to the unsung diversity of Aotearoa design. The exhibition includes silk-screen posters from ĀKAU Studio, Anna Wilkinson, Alessandra Banal, Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta, Ella Sutherland, Fiona Jack, Kyra Ta-Waka Clarke, Nell May, Pipi Press, Sarah Maxey, Sonya Lacey, and myself along with over sixty contributions by members of the Directory in response to an open poster call. During 2019 it will tour Aotearoa, exhibiting at RAMP Gallery, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Laurel Projects and Ilam Gallery.
I worked with Catherine Griffiths to organise the project, and contributed a silk-screened poster, Strength Without A Fist, which you can read about here alongside the rest of the contributions.