Article Title:Transgender photo exhibition rejected in NZ
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:30th June 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1922
Text:A photographic exhibition celebrating New Zealand's tranvestite and transgender history, which has been highly acclaimed in Sydney, has been rejected for display by galleries in New Zealand, including our national museum in Wellington. Touring proposals for Fiona Clark's Go Girl exhibition were sent to galleries around the country, who all declined to take it on board. Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, is currently refusing to stock the book version of the exhibit in its store because it “does not fit” within the current range of material it has available, but says they will look at stocking it again if there is a “suitable” exhibition it can be linked with. Fiona Clark believes that Te Papa have reacted to the content of the book and are taking the moral high ground. “It's shameful that our so-called national museum – ‘Our Place' – has become exclusive,” she said. Clark arranged the successful Sydney exhibition independently, and is currently planning to do the same in New Zealand.    
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