Real Modern Women? Gender, things and post-war suburbia. A talk by Bronwyn Labrum

Location: 

Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane, Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront

Start date: 

26 September 2019

End date: 

26 September 2019

Hours of admission: 

1 - 2 pm

Cost of admission: 

Free

Dr Bronwyn Labrum is the Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Real Modern Women? Gender, things and post-war suburbia.

This illustrated talk focuses on the everyday life for women depicted in Fahey’s paintings and what the ‘messy and chaotic’ material culture in each frame tells us about domestic suburbia at that time.

Dr Bronwyn Labrum, head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and author of Women’s History: Researching and Writing Women’s History in New Zealand (BWB, 1993); and co-editor of Fragments: New Zealand Social and Cultural History (AUP, 2000); and Looking Flash: Clothing in Aotearoa New Zealand (AUP, 2007) and the best-selling Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s (Te Papa Press).

Bronwyn was also a contributor for the book Say Something!: Jacqueline Fahey (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, 2018) and will be talking to the exhibition and her work.

All welcome - free entry!