BOOKED OUT | Panel discussion - Seeing the self: women artists depict themselves

5.30 – 8pm

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Stimulated by the exhibitions Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico and Robin White: Te Whanaketanga | Something is Happening Here, artists Dame Robin White, Claudia Kogachi and Yvonne Todd and Associate Professor Linda Tyler will kōrero the significance of self-portraiture as a subject for women artists. Looking at their own practices and the work of contemporary women artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, the panellists will discuss the role of portraiture in representing a ‘self’ which is shaped by gender, sex, age, culture, environment and human experience.  

Our panel chair, Linda Tyler, has taught art history at Canterbury, Victoria, Waikato and Auckland universities, and at Unitec and Otago Polytechnic, and been an art curator at Waikato Museum, the Hocken Library and Gus Fisher Gallery. Since 2018, she has been Convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities where she teaches art history and curatorial studies. In her previous role at the University of Auckland, she ran the Gus Fisher Gallery and curated the University of Auckland’s art collection. 

This free talk begins at 6pm, with a pay bar and nibbles from 7pm. Please note this event is R18

Please register your place now to avoid disappointment. 


Image credits: 

Robin White September 21, 2018 (Self-Portrait), 2018, on loan from a private collection

Claudia Kogachi Brokeback Mountain, courtesy of Jhana Miller Gallery 

Yvonne Todd Fleur 2020 Courtesy the artist and Ivan Anthony Gallery


5.30 – 8pm

Free - bookings essential
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