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Empowering Women - 125 Years of Women's Suffrage in Aotearoa - 26 August - 19 September

Empowering Women: 125 Years of Women's Suffrage in Aotearoa


Image credit: Tatjana Panyoczki   'Stories of Hankies and Heroines' (detail) 2018

26 August - 19 September 2018
Preview Sunday 26 August 2-4pm will be opened by Helen Schamroth ONZM

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

To celebrate this important moment in our history, Masterworks Gallery has invited artists to respond to this milestone, with a work, or group of works, inspired by this occasion, those who were involved in the suffrage movement, or perhaps how the artists see it in a 21stcentury context.



"Proud to be a part of the Suffrage 125 national event programme."