The Vernacularist: Wāhine – Women, Publication Launch, Thursday 28 May

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Please join us on Thursday the 28th of May from 6 – 8pm at Golden Dawn for the launch of our new publication The Vernacularist: Wāhine – Women.

This special fourth edition of The Vernacularist is limited to only 150 copies and is a 204 page, full colour, paperback dedicated to wāhine – women, in and of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The book will be available on the night and from Depot Artspace for $40NZD.

Email erin.forsyth@depotartspace.co.nz to reserve a copy for pick up on the night, or to arrange shipping. Only cash sales will be available on the night.

The central kaupapa of Wāhine – Women is to celebrate the work, lives and thoughts of women in Aotearoa, New Zealand, specifically those involved in unique cultural, social, scientific and creative processes. Wāhine – Women is a special edition of The Vernacularist and includes critical articles, interviews, photography, illustration and more.

The Vernacularist is a series of journals from the Depot Artspace, edited by Erin Forsyth, dedicated to exploring the evolving cultural identity and vernacular culture of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The launch is open to the public, so please feel free to invite friends and families to this exclusive preview of the book before it hits the shelves of retailers and libraries in June.

Articles about and by wāhine – women featured in this edition include: Aimee Luna, Ainsley Duyvestyn-Smith, Alison Quigan, Anne McKay, ARCO (Ana Heremaia, Felicity Brenchley and Ruby Watson), Clara Chon, Cleo Barnett, Danielle Street, Emily Miller-Sharma, Esther Deans, Holli McEntegart, Imogen Taylor, Jacinda Rogers, Jade Tang, Joanna Ruth Galvin, Kate Tindall Lum, Kristine Crabb, Laura Marsh, Liz Maw, Mahala Rose Harwood, Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett, Megan Dowie, Melanie Harvey, Olivia Laita, Ophelia King, Rachel Jane Liebert, Riemke Ensing, Robyn Gibson, Sash, Y.E.S Collective (Hayley Caudwell and Jane Park), Xöe Hall, Yasmine Ganley and WILPF – the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Thank you to Hallertau Brewery for sponsoring the event.
Special thanks to Karma Cola, No 1 Parnell . Rawene, RUBY and Miss Crabb for supporting the publication, we couldn’t have done it without you!
















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