Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land

ST PAUL St Gallery Three, 40 St Paul St, Auckland, 1010
Sep 12, 2018 to Sep 14, 2018

New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote, making 2018 the 125-year anniversary of women's suffrage. To mark the occasion, CIRCUIT and City Gallery Wellington presents the work of a woman artist from the last country to give women the vote, Saudi Arabia.

Arwa Alneami is a key figure in Saudi Arabian art, exhibiting in and increasingly beyond the Kingdom. Her very presence as a contemporary artist challenges the restrictions her country places on female self-expression, as does her work. Never Never Land (2014) consists of surreptitiously made videos of women spending their evenings at an amusement park in Abha where their experiences are constantly policed by a strict set of rules, prohibiting screaming and wardrobe malfunctions. 

Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land is presented courtesy of City Gallery Wellington and the artist, in association with the CIRCUIT Symposium The Time of the Now. Curator Moya Lawson will present a talk on the work at 12pm, Thursday 13 Sept at St Paul St Gallery 3, Auckland. Light refreshments will be served. 

Schedule of events:
Dates - Wednesday 12 September - Friday 15 September, 12-4pm.
Curators Talk - Thursday 13 September 12pm, Moya Lawson. 

ST PAUL St Gallery Three, 40 St Paul St, Auckland, 1010