Thursday, August 2, 2018

open call exhibition opportunity for nz women artists at te uru


In 1993, the Association of Women Artists initiated a celebratory exhibition of postcards to mark the 100-year anniversary of the winning of emancipation by New Zealand women. The exhibition was held in 1996 at what was then called Lopdell House Gallery (now Te Uru). A small number of boxed sets of the postcards were made available to collectors.

Now, in 2018, in the 125th anniversary year of that achievement, Te Uru and representatives of the association are organising a presentation of the original postcards - and inviting a new generation of women artists to create postcards to show alongside the original set. We invite you to participate in this exhibition.

If you wish to be part of this event, please reply to James Anderson at Te Uru ( with your current postal address. You will then be sent two pre-printed postcards on archival paper for you to create an image in any manner that still permits postage - woodcuts, linocuts, etchings, photographs, xerox, laser prints, letter press, wire mesh, collage, embossing etc.
The exhibition will take place from 8 September to 28 October 2018. Postcards will need to be received by Te Uru by 31 August 2018.

The aims of the project from 1993-96 remain unchanged: To strengthen the voice of women's common concerns, to acknowledge the universality of their gender, and to generate images from the present that will touch future generations.

By acknowledging the common concerns of women, this project honours past endeavours and supports future generations.

All postcards from the 1996 and 2018 exhibition will be archived as a boxed set at the National Archives in Wellington as part of the formal winding up of the Association.

Please share this email with any women artists who you think may like to contribute to this project.

We look forward to hearing from you.
With best regards,
Iona Matheson, Te Uru
P +64 9 817 8087 ext. 208 | 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland | PO Box 60109 Titirangi 0642 |

Sunday, October 30, 2016

3D words exhibition

Many thanks to RAMP Gallery and Wendy Richdale for curating the 3D Words Exhibition that was launched on Friday in Hamilton. The interactive exhibition showcases works illustrating other aspects of some of the Three Words contributors' lives and is well worth a visit.

Works by Suzanne Claessen

Uterus courtesy of The Rabbid

Film installation by Olga Krause

3 Words co-editor Indira Neville 

3D Words curator Wendy Richdale

Doodles from meetings at The National Library by Indira Neville

Words by Katherine Mansfield, typeset by Sarah Laing

Works by Cecily, Rae Joyce

Works by The Rabbid

"Light Fingers" 1/2 by Adele Jackson

"Light Fingers" 2/2 by Adele Jackson

Demarnia performing in front of a video installation by Olga Krause


Three Words co-editor Rae Joyce (photo credit Leanne Radojkovich)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

woman's weekly review

Woman's Weekly gave Three Words a terrific review in their latest issue: "Humorous, thought-provoking and magical." Big thanks to them!

95bfm radio interview

Indira Neville and Rae Joyce were invited to 95bfm to talk about Three Words. You can listen to the podcast here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

north & south: review

Many thanks to North & South for including Three Words in their latest issue: "It was an ambitious project; the result is a triumph" - buy the magazine to read the full review.