21 Apr 2019

Stitching nationwide for Women's Suffrage

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 21 April 2019
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30 banners have been hand-stitched nationwide to celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage. We speak to Dunedin based community artist Janet de Wagt and two of the contributors around the country: Lise Strathdee who joined a workshop held at Clendon House in Rawene and Vel Fleming, whos3 a Heritage New Zealand Preventive Conservation volunteer based in Auckland.

Janet held workshops in heritage buildings, inviting families, community groups and local craftspeople to work on  banners referencing the history of the venues and the suffrage petition.

There are lots of personal touches, textiles and objects that people have added to the banners as you can see from the photo gallery.