Sex Workers of Aotearoa;

 A day in the life of

July 6th to 18th

Pūmanawa Exhibition Space at the Art Centre

Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW PASSED

Christchurch was host to the third annual exhibition of SWoA. Set in the 

Pūmanawa Exhibition Space at the Art Centre, we once again challenged perceptions and encouraged viewers to consider what stereotypes and stigmas they hold.

Entries for 2021 pushed the boundaries of sex work lead story telling, bringing a truth and a rawness that confronted many viewers and brought about passion in others.

The 2021 exhibit brought about controversy when Simon of Art Metro let us know what he really thinks about the sex industry. Ultimately this led to more media coverage and greater awareness for the sex industry.

THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW PASSED.
 

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In Review

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NZ Herald

Christchurch Art School director in email row comparing sex work to slavery

An email row, in which a Christchurch Art School director compared sex work to slavery, has gone public.

Jordan Quinn has posted her exchange with Art Metro director Simon Walmisley on Twitter after she emailed him hoping he'd promote the annual Sex Workers of Aotearoa; A Day in the Life of, 2021 exhibition.

Instead she got back a blunt response from the former New Conservative Ilam candidate...

The Press

Sex workers destigmatising their profession through art

 

Artworks offering insight into the lives of sex workers are being featured in a national exhibition that aims to change stereotypes and stigma. Vicki Anderson reports.

TRIGGER WARNING: She starts as a blank canvas, a bare skeleton.

As a sex worker, Reagan Fox applies makeup and chooses an outfit, she takes on her work persona.

Her artwork of three skulls, titled Ivy, Indy and Skye, is based around her sense of ''self'' and her stage names.

by Jordan Quinn

CHRISTCHURCH: SEX WORKERS OF AOTEAROA’S ‘A DAY IN THE LIFE OF’ EXHIBITION

 

Where do stigmas and stereotypes come from? What makes a stigma or stereotype so believable, so palatable? What stigmas or stereotypes do you hold, even subconsciously? And would you be open to challenging those thoughts if given the opportunity?

From painting to photography, sculpture to performance, sex workers offer you this opportunity to experience from their point of view, topics such as but not limited to identity, survival, mental ...

Media

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RDU Radio interview with JORDAN, AURORA & HANNE

RDU Radio interview with

Jordan Quinn

 
 

People's Choice Awards

The people's choice awards was sponsored by the following businesses:

Sea Ache

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Congratulations to the winners:


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See the winning artworks

 

Feeback: from the public

and the sex work communtiy

The following feedback has been collected by SWoA feedback forms, as well as from social media.