SWoA is a non for profit Art Exhibition for sex workers. We rely on the generosity of kind donations to fund the show each year.
In 2019 we held the first ever sex workers art exhibition in Wellington. The first of its kind, Sex Workers of Aotearoa (SWoA) created the opportunity for nuanced discourse between sex workers and the public, with no middle man, or media agenda.
Each year sex workers from all over New Zealand, from different parts of the industry, with varying ages, genders, ethnicities and experiences, take part in creating art for SWoA.
Now in 2022, after hosting the exhibition in Auckland (2020) and Christchurch (2021), we're back in Wellington to showcase SWoA for a fourth year!
We ask that you give generously and help us fund this not-for-profit, community lead project.
WHAT: Sex Workers of Aotearoa; A day in the life of - Annual Art Exhibition
WHEN AND WHERE:
July 2022 (Dates to be confirmed by the gallery)
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (NZAFA) Wellington
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Running a successful art exhibition isn't cheap. Our costs include:
- Gallery hire ($2000+)
- AV equipment hire
- Advertising costs ($2000+)
- Printing of promotional materials ($400+)
- Catalogue printing ($1000)
- Artwork transport costs ($300+)
- Opening Night food and drink ($700+)
- Assistance with entry fee and postage costs for those unable ($45ea+)
THANK YOU: As a thank you each donor (of $20+) will be offered a SWoA 2022 catalogue.
SPONSORSHIP: If you're an establishment or business that's interested in donating in exchange for us promoting your brand logo email email@example.com
- Gallery hire
- AV equipment hire
- Advertising costs
- Printing of promotional materials
- Catalogue printing
- Artwork transport cost
- Opening Night food and drink
- Assistance with entry fee and postage costs
New dates for SWoA 2022 13 February 2022
Exciting news! The NZAFA (New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts) has penciled SWoA in for mid June! (Not July as previously planned).
This means we do lose a little bit of time but SWoA is now full steam ahead!
Important dates for those interested in joining us as artists:
April 14th - Entry forms due
May 12th - Artworks due
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Sex workers of Aotearoa Website: www.swoa.co.nz
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