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Kōrero Pono

Monday 3rd-Thursday 27th June 2019

Opening Night - Monday 3 June, 5:30pm. We hope you can join us on your return from a long weekend. All Welcome.
'Exhibition shares honest stories of Kiwis affected by incarceration'

Kōrero Pono, a multimedia exhibition created by JustSpeak, is travelling the country, giving a voice to those with lived experience of the justice system.

The exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration.

JustSpeak Director, Tania Sawicki Mead, says the project shares the importance of investing in solutions that resolve harm, rather than believing that punishment will provide accountability.

“Kōrero Pono simply translates to honest talk, which is what we need when it comes to incarceration in New Zealand,” she says.

“The stories, and accompanied artworks, come together as a powerful exhibition that speaks to the long term consequences of prison on family members, on job prospects and our collective failure to address the complex drivers of harm such as family violence, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental distress,” she says.



June 3–8, 10–15, 17–22, 24–27


Monday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax Street, Central City, Nelson

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