Fiona Clark – Go Girl


Size: 227 x 257 mm
Pages: 80 pages
Type: Softcover
Designer: Eyework Design
Publisher: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Year: 2002
ISBN: 0-908848-45-5

SKU: RPB011 Category:


Go Girl the exhibition is a series of large-scale photographs documenting the emergence of New Zealand’s gay, lesbian and transgender scene in early 1970’s Auckland. The photographs are being presented for the first time since two images from the series caused an outrage when they toured the country in 1975, before eventually being stolen. The show is the outcome of a 30 year project by Taranaki photographic artist Fiona Clark, and features video interviews with many of the original subjects, giving the show a contemporary update.

Go Girl the catalogue features all of the images from this exhibition and many more photographs chronicling the coming out of New Zealand’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The catalogue features significant new writing on the subject by David Lyndon-Brown and Blair French, and an in-depth interview with the artist by the show’s curator Gregory Burke.

This is an ambitious catalogue, supporting one of the most acclaimed exhibitions of the year.