Women’s War, our latest touring exhibition, opened last Friday and the response from national media has been positive.
Television New Zealand summarises the content of the exhibition:
“The Great War exhibition features clothing worn by the women of the era and is accompanied by short videos accounting their experiences using excerpts from their letters and diaries.”
The use of a dynamic audio-visual show brings these excerpts of diaries and letters to life.
Radio New Zealand explains the various roles covered by the exhibition:
“Women’s War gives voice to their experiences, utilising cutting-edge audio-visual technology and recreations of outfits that were worn by six types of women-patriotic, supportive family, nurses, entertainers, independent workers and pioneers.
“Fiona Baverstock, an Australian private collector of textiles and vintage clothing, who created the costumes, said women brought “a can-do” practicality to the war effort and fashion.”
The Dominion Post reports:
“Kiwi women rallied to face the challenges left by the absence of men but they were also alongside the troops, driving ambulances and tending to the wounded – experiencing the ghastly reality of war in a different way.”
View the Television New Zealand video clip here, read what Radio New Zealand reported here and read the Dominion Post Stuff article here.
Women’s War runs until 19 May 2018. For more information, click here.