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All Woman - The Book!
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All Woman The Book!
Project 2013-02-20 05:12:07 +1300
Bev Short's theatrical photographs of New Zealand women are wowing viewers in galleries around the country. Now it is time to capture these images for posterity in a superbly-produced book, so All Woman can continue to promote conversation and be delivered to a wider audience. Pledge today to pre-order the book or claim any of the other amazing rewards.
ABOUT ALL WOMAN
Beatnik Publishing is seeking funding to help produce a publication of the brilliant All Woman photographic project by Bev Short.
Photographer Bev Short has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand, photographing and interviewing 48 women from all walks of life: who range from a Carmelite nun to a sheep shearer to a politician to a nurse. Some of the women are famous, including the Topp twins, former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast, poet Dame Fiona Kidman and comedian Michele A’Court (did you spot any familiar faces in the video?). Famous or not, the accompanying interviews reveal that each women is fascinating, as are the stories that Bev has accumulated from her adventures.
All Woman explores the many facets of the modern NZ Woman. Bev Short's objective is to inform and create debate around what it is to be a ‘real’ woman; at the same time, her portraits stand on their own: powerful, dramatic, creative and stirring.
Beatnik believes the photographs, published with Short's stories and the subject's interviews, would create a fantastic, thought-provoking book that celebrates New Zealand women.
In a testament to Bev’s talent and this incredible body of work, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington exhibited All Woman as Bev's premier solo show to 8000 visitors from April until July 2012. All Woman is now touring the country, kicking of at the Millenium Gallery in Blenheim, which opened on the 2nd of February. Updates of where the show can be seen will be posted in the updates section.
WHY A BOOK?
While exhibiting at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Bev received hundreds of letters of encouragement from people of a variety of backgrounds, ages and genders. The project has sparked conversations and news stories concerning issues ranging from domestic violence and gender discrimination to female identity and femininity. Beatnik wants to continue to fuel these conversations by documenting this amazing collection of work in book format. A book can take the All Woman project out of the context of the gallery and make it widely accessible to people across the country.
FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS
"As a celebration of Kiwi women and their abilities, All Woman portrays wide and often unrecognised contributions they make to our country and our world….I applaud the tenacity and dedication these woman show - they are all making a difference and can inspire each and every one of us."
- Excerpt from the All Woman foreword written by Helen Clark
"The feedback we are receiving is overwhelmingly positive. The level of work and detail in your exhibition is quite mind blowing. Thank you for sharing it with us here."
- Cressida Bishop, Director, Millennium Public Art Gallery, Marlborough
"[Bev Short's] 48 photographs form a panoramic journey, deliberately staged with wit and perception. In her investigation into what it is that defines the modern New Zealand woman she chronicles a determination to succeed, while grappling with issues of gender and racial prejudice. What unfold is a line-up of compelling heroines"
- Avenal McKinnon, director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery
The funding received through Pledge Me will go towards the up front costs of producing a book including design, editing and production. The funds we are asking for are a percentage of the budget for a book of this kind (1000 copies, full colour, fairly sized) and Beatnik will be putting forward the addition funds and time needed to make this project a reality. Any additional funds received will go towards making the book even higher quality (paper, printing etc.) as well as the launch of the book.
If this is a project you would like to know more about do not hesitate to contact Beatnik.
End of the road
21/05/2013 at 5:41 AM
As the minutes tick by we wanted to send one more message out to say thank you to every one who pledged and shared the project with their friends. Your support will not be forgotten and was invaluable!
Stay in touch via facebook www.facebook.com/BeatnikPublishing or sign up to our newsletter at www.beatnikpublishing.com we will continue to explore new and creative ways to support artists like Bev Short and produce fantastic books.
Thank you and keep pledging!
The team at Beatnik Publishing
Sally, Ande and Kitki
A sneak peek...
17/05/2013 at 3:06 AM
First off, thank you. Thank you to everyone who has pledged, shared the event with friends and shown their support in many different ways! Please continue to do this over these last crucial days, you are what will make this project successful!
We've had a few people ask about who is in the book so I thought we should provide a list (below - it is quiet the list!). We would also like you to share with you some of the (in progress) pages from the book.
Click here to view a pdf:
Thank you and keep sharing!
Manager, Beatnik Publishing
Featured in the book:
Introduction by BEV SHORT - Photographic Artist
Forward by HELEN CLARK - Former New Zealand Prime Minister, 1999-2008
AMY BARTON - Electrician
BARBARA KENDALL - Retired Sportswoman, Motivational Speaker
CARMEN GRAVATT - Campaign Director for Greenpeace New Zealand
CATRIONA WILLIAMS - Ex International Equestrian, Thoroughbred Stud co-owner/manager, Co-founder of the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust, Recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award 2010
DANIELLE AITCHISON - Pilot, Recipient of the Award of Achievement for Humanitarian Efforts 2011 from The Ninety Nines (the International Organization of Women Pilots)
DAWN CHALMERS - Amateur Boxer, Physiotherapist
DI FARRELL - Senior Scientific Officer – Oncology Cytogenetics Team
DOT KETTLE - CEO of Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Peony farmer
GEORGIA RICHARDS - IT Consultant and Peony farmer
ELENA - Violinist
EMMA AUSTIN - Fire Fighter, Business Owner/Manager
DAME FIONA KIDMAN - Author, Poet
GAY WILLIAMS nee Phelps - Miss New Zealand 1965
HANNAH DRAKE - Lance Corporal, LAV (light armoured vehicle) Gunner and Driver, Victor Company, the 1ST Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
INGRID BAYNES - World Record-Setting Sheep Shearer, Account Manager for a Co-operative Fertiliser Company
JEANETTE FITZSIMONS - Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Environmentalist, Ex Co-Leader of the Greens
JO MORRELL - Steward/Galley Assistant on the commercial fishing boat Amaltal Columbia
JOLENE TEMPEST - Tattoo artist
JOOLS TOPP - Barefoot trimmer, Entertainer
JULES ESTHER - Guidance Counsellor at a large high school on the Kapiti Coast
DANA PETERSON - Senior Analyst, Ministry for the Environment
JULIA DEANS - Singer/songwriter/musician, Ex Fur Patrol
JULIE WOODS (aka That Blind Woman) - Author, Life Coach, Truffle Maker, Queen of Cooking Without Looking, Inspirational Speaker
KAREN SMITH - Orthopaedic Surgeon, MB, ChB, FRACS (Ortho)
KATHRINE SWITZER - Author: Marathon Woman; Running and Walking for Women Over 40, Co-author: 26.2 Marathon Stories, Business Woman, Emmy award winning television commentator, Professional speaker, Inductee into the National (USA) Women’s Hall of Fame 2011
KATIE HURST-SAXTON - Ex Principal Dancer for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Freelance ballet teacher and dancer
KERRY PRENDERGAST - Midwife, 33rd (and 2nd female) Mayor of Wellington (2001 – 2010)
KYLIE WAKELIN - Pilot, Mountain Climber, Ski tour guide, First New Zealand woman to ski to the south pole
LATAFALE AUVA’A - Graduate of King’s College, Auckland, Studying Law, Arts, Performing Arts Studies and Spanish at Otago University
LESA EASTERGAARD - Police Officer
LINDSAY HUTHNANCE - Richter City Roller Derby Jammer and Blocker aka Skanda Lass, Research and Marketing Manager, New Zealand Senior Women’s Volleyball Team Player
LISA FRENCH BLAKER - Registered Nurse, Author, Organic Farmer, Massage Therapist
LISA TAMATI - Ultra distance runner, Māori Sportswoman of the Year 2008, Author, TV presenter, Goldsmith, Designer jewellery and art store owner
LYNDA TOPP - Fly fisherwoman, Entertainer
MARG BAYNES - World record-setting sheep shearer, Farmer (sheep and beef)
MARLENE HENDERSON - Competitive Figure Body Builder, Ex Gym Owner
MARY McINTYRE - Artist
MELISSA DEMASI - Roller Derby Player: Pivot/Blocker aka M.E.O.W. (Mayhem Extremist On Wheels), Trainee Teacher
MELANIE BREEDON (aka Carmella Caprice) - Wrestler, Undergraduate
MELISSA CLARK REYNOLDS - Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Climate Awareness Evangelist, CEO – minimonos.com
MICHELE A’COURT - Comedian, Actor, Voice Artist, Freelance Journalist, Professional Speaker
MONIQUE LEATHER - Retired Roller Derby Player/Referee Aka Lux Vengeance, Electrician
NICOLE McKEE - First NZ woman to win the Carbine Day Service Rifle Competition (2002), First woman to win the Anzac Day Service Rifle Competition (2009), NZ Ladies’ Rifle Team 2006, 2008, Team Captain 2010
PAIGE HAREB - Professional Surfer
PAT DEAVOLL - Mountaineer and kayaker, Outdoor instructor and journalist, Event and Activity Manager for the NZ Alpine Club, Macpac CMC Mountaineer of the Year 1999, Author: Wind from a Distant Summit
PETRA HALICIOPOULOS - Graduate of He Huarahi Tamariki School for Teenage Parents, Bachelor of Arts Student in History and Classical Studies
RUTH HERBERT - Domestic violence survivor, researcher and campaigner, Author, Director of Family Violence, Ministry of Social Development
SISTER CUSHLA OF MARY IMMACULATE - Carmelite Nun, Christchurch
SISTER LOYOLA GALVIN - DOLC (Daughter of our Lady of Compassion)/Sister of Compassion, Queen’s Service Medal Recipient for Community Services 1996, New Zealand Gardener of the Year 2008
TANJA MAIOHA - Teacher/’Vampire’
TE KAAHURANGI MAIOHA - Artist, weaver, kamiriri
TINMAMA OO - Former Refugee, Star of ‘The Girl from Glen Innes’ – a documentary film exploring her own life from refugee to New Zealand citizen.
VENUS STAR - Burlesque Performer, Hoola Hoopist, Aerialist