Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 22nd January-Saturday 19th February 2022
Wāhine is a touring multi-media exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa, offering our communities the opportunity to be enriched by their life stories while fostering mutual understanding.
Through personalised sound stories and portrait photography, Wāhine is an immersive exhibition inviting communities to come together, be inspired, and learn from the raw, honest, and vulnerable stories of Māori women.
The stories touch on their joys and inspirations, their troubles and tribulations, and the resilience that has moulded them into the women they are.
The powerful words of each interview are woven together with real-life recordings captured by the women themselves. These sound journeys are accompanied by portraits of the women taken at their home, marae, or their chosen location.
While it travels around Aotearoa, Wāhine expands each time it changes locations by inviting a wahine from a local iwi to join the kaupapa and hold space for the other women.