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A conversation about art, activism and WMC with Chris McBride, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Katherine Baxter

Tuesday 13th October 2020

In collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace

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.

WMC: Unrefined
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.

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October 13


Tue 13 Oct, 5.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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