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AW16 AKL: A+W•NZ Timeline @ Silos Revisited

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6 September 2016

Women have been consistently present in New Zealand's architectural history, however largely absent from our documented stories. (If you need proof of this, look no further than the recent TV Series 'The New Zealand House' (2016), which featured no work by women in it at all.)

The A+W•NZ Timeline was first exhibited in the Silo 6 Gallery in our 'Between Silos' Exhibition in 2013, and here we re-exhibit as part of AAW 2016. The A+W•NZ Timeline was created by Marianne Calvelo, with Joy Roxas (Designer) and Lynda Simmons (Curator). That team is still working on the Timeline, with additions and changes as it continues to grow and include many facets of this country's architectural history.

Additions to the original A+W•NZ Timeline for this installation are a sound installation ('He Wai' Venice Biennale contribution, plus segments of interviews with 5 architects, interviews originally recorded as part of the A+W•NZ Wiki Lounge project) and a projected video compilation of images of Dame Whina Cooper (from a 1980s documentary by Communicado). Both have been created by Elisapeta Heta and Lynda Simmons. Thanks goes to Dick Reade of Reade Audio Ltd for the use of the recording studio facilities.
This installation is one of several in the Silo 6 Gallery AAW16 exhibition - curated by the NZIA. Other exhibitors include The Roots Collective, AKAU, the NZILA Tim de Beer and Bobby Shen with Panuku, and Antonia Lapwood, Maui 'Ofamo'oni.

When:   Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September, 10am-5pm
Where:  Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter
Cost:     Free

Note that the opening for this exhibition, held on Monday 19 September,  is held off site in the Atrium of the Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT, 7-8pm.

Supported by NZIA Auckland Branch and Reade Audio Ltd.

images by Joe Hockley, for NZIA;

images by Elisapaeta Heta;

 

Thanks to the whole installation team;

Divya Purushotham

Sarah Peddie

Edith Chan

Jacqueline Middleton

Amy Laud

Ida Ibrahim

Corinne Lee

Alison Tsoi

and the core team Nicole Allan, Elisapeta Heta, Lynda Simmons.

Sound and projection installations by Elisapeta Heta and Lynda Simmons.

Thanks also to the Auckland University Architecture student volunteers who were attendants for the exhibition; Mishori Dunraj and Zena Gerrard.

Photos of the Chow:Hill team assisting Nicole, Elisapeta, Divya and Lynda install the A+W-NZ Timeline for AW16;