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WMC: Unrefined

Tuesday 13th October-Saturday 7th November 2020

In Collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

Over two decades (1978-1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

See also:
A conversation about art, activism and WMC
Refinery Artspace, Tuesday 13 October, 5.30pm, FREE

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October 13–17, 19–24, 27–31
November 2–7


Tue 13 Oct – Sat 7 Nov (Opening Hours Mon-Fri: 10am to 5pm, Sat: 11am to 2pm)


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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