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'View of OUR STREET'
'View of OUR STREET'

Fri, 16 Jun



'View of OUR STREET'

An exhibit to celebrate the museum becoming part of the K'Rd precinct featuring the photos of Melanie Church.

Time & Location

16 Jun 2023, 7:00 pm – 09 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm

Auckland, 1A Howe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


About the event

The Charlotte Museum Te Whare Takatāpui-Wāhine o Aotearoa is excited to moving into our new premises. As part of our opening we are hosting an exhibit to celebrate us becoming part of the K'Rd precinct, a neighbourhood recognised as an important heritage area for our diverse communities and our shared (and differing!) cultural experience. 

During the 1990s and into the early 2000s, often referred to as the 'golden era' of Auckland's night life scene, K'Rd was home to many venues and spaces for Rainbow Communities and this included many lesbian sapphic spaces such as bars, club nights, cafe's, dance parties, perfomance nights, private party and flats, acting as community places where we went to find community, make firends, meet lovers and experience the commonality of a shared cultural experience.

The exhibit 'View of OUR STREET' will feature Melanie's photos from her personal collection of those spaces and places and is accompanied by items such as flyers, posters, photos and video clips from the museum's collections.

Phot credit: 'Camp Mothers Mayoral Campaign' at Legend, 1998 by Melanie Church.

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