A photographic exhibition in Sydney celebrating New Zealand's tranvestite and transgender history is getting rave reviews, in stark contrast to the controversy created 25 years ago on its original display in Auckland. Fiona Clark's Go Girl exhibition contains images that, because of public reaction, stopped her show from opening in Auckland back in 1975. The core of the display features a group of black and white portraits taken at the "Gay Lib Dance Party" 1974 and large colour images taken in 1975 at Auckland's Mojo's club, as well as the "Miss NZ Drag Queen Ball". "I think the women in Clark's photographs frighten because society can't accept their potent sexuality,” says Anne Loxley, a reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald, who also says the exhibition has "great intensity” and reveals a “spirit of defiance".
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Wednesday, 25th June 2003 - 12:00pm
This page displays a version of a GayNZ.com article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us