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Gender diverse art for Lower Hutt gallery

Wed 26 Mar 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

An art exhibition opening in Lower Hutt next month will reveal the extraordinary and ordinary worlds of individuals who define themselves as "gender uncertain" or "gender fluid". Mark, boy/girl: A photo by Rebecca Swann Assume Nothing will feature twenty-three provocative images by photographer Rebecca Swann, eight animated portraits and a documentary by award-winning film maker Kirsty McDonald at TheNewDowse gallery. Among those featured in the exhibition are high-profile transgender New Zealanders Carmen Rupe and Georgina Bayer, intersex activist and spokesperson Mani Bruce Mitchell, and artists Shigeyuki Kihara and Ema Lyon from Pacific Sisters. Assume Nothing opens on Saturday 12 April, and runs until August. Swann will be interviewed about the exhibition on Radio New Zealand National's One in Five programme this Sunday evening after 7pm. Assume Nothing, April 12 - August 31, 2008, at TheNewDowse gallery, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.    

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First published: Wednesday, 26th March 2008 - 3:31pm

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