Power Jacket

Power Jacket

I had such fun completing my Power Jacket for the Exhibition, here are a few shots of the completed jacket! I was thrilled when it sold straight away on opening night, raising funds for Women's Refuge New Zealand. 

I am super excited to be part of the Power Jacket Exhibition, coming up this August. Commemorating 125th Anniversary of women's suffrage.  50% of Lake House’s profit from this exhibition will be donated to Women's Refuge New Zealand. 

Where: Lake House Art Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, Auckland

When: Opening Night Monday 6 August from 6pm

Show Runs Tuesday 7 - Friday 24 August

Power jacket is a group exhibition at Lake House Arts showcasing 35 female creatives from a mix of backgrounds. They will each customize a statement jacket to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage. A percentage of profits are being donated to the Women's Refuge. The show opens 6pm 6 August and runs 7 - 24 August.

Melania Trump made headlines for controversially wearing a jacket with a bold statement written across the back, this month Lake House Arts opens an exhibition of 35 jackets also making powerful statements, only this time the messages will be for a good cause.

Lake House has curated an exhibition featuring a mix of professional creatives who identify as female. The show will include, street artists, tattooists, illustrators, ceramicists, printmakers, illustrators, fashion designers, as well as and fine artists. The artists also come from a range of cultural backgrounds from all over NZ.

The title ‘Power Jacket’ is taken from the idea of the power suit, a symbol of second-wave Feminism. The word 'empowerment' is also a derivative of 'power' and it's a word that has long been linked to political movements.

Jackets are being used for this exhibition as women and fashion have a long and complex relationship, however, insignias on jackets are indicative of movements. Often these movements are more associated with male cultures such as heavy metal or punk music and political subcultures. This exhibition will use the same platform to give women a voice.

Power Jacket is being run to commemorate the upcoming 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. Lake House is proud to be donating 50% of the gallery takings to Women's Refuge New Zealand.

The opening night is at 6pm at Lake House Arts and will open with a fashion show. The exhibition is free to visit and will be open to the public from 7 August - 24 August.

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