Lonnie Hutchinson / Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Hoa Kohine ( Girlfriend)

 

Lonnie Hutchinson’s intricately cut-out billboard celebrates supportive friendships between women.

When we invited Lonnie Hutchinson to make a new artist billboard, we asked her to consider the significance of the year 2018. 125 years ago, women in Aotearoa New Zealand claimed the right to vote after a fierce campaign. Hutchinson’s work communicates a strong female energy and its title, Hoa Kōhine (Girlfriend), refers to warm and supportive friendships between women.

 

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November 30, 2018