NAU MAI, HAERE MAI. WELCOME.
The She Is Not Your Rehab Art Gallery was opened in November 2022 and closed in December 22nd, 2023. It was a thought-provoking, public exhibition of a body of work entitled “Who Is She?’ that was exhibited for one year in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.
Launching on WHITE RIBBON DAY – 25 November 2022, a day internationally to challenge violence against women and girls. The collection comprises of 101 paintings, each with whakapapa from a word submitted in response to a question posed to men globally;
“If she is not your rehab then who is she?”
Thousands of words and stories submitted online and via prisons all over the world, informed the kōrero that has created the evolution of the She Is Not Your Rehab message, kaupapa and now this collection of artwork.
This exhibition was created in collaboration with renowned Tauranga Moana based graffiti artist; Mr G (Graham Hoete) and with generous support from Le Va, JR McKenzie Trust and The Du Val Foundation.
An unforgettable and moving exhibition where storytelling meets art and poses a positive and uplifting call to action.
This exhibition and campaign was created in collaboration with renowned Tauranga Moana based graffiti artist; Mr G and with generous support from Le Va, JR McKenzie Trust and The Du Val Foundation. Ngā mihi nui!
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” -Banksy