Past Exhibition

A+W NZ Timeline 2013

The first A+W NZ Timeline exhibition Thursday, 19 Sep 2013

The first A+W NZ Timeline exhibition was held at the Between Silos Exhibition in Auckland in 2013. The A+W NZ Timeline was created by Marianne Calvelo, with assistance by Joy Roxas (design) and Lynda Simmons (curator).

Thursday 19th September 2013 — Sunday 29th September 2013

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter Auckland


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For the 2013 A+W•NZ Exhibition held in Auckland, named Between Silos, a Timeline was prepared by Marianne Calvelo, with Joy Roxas (Design) and Lynda Simmons (Curation, Research) assisting. The Timeline formed part of Marianne Calvelo's thesis, Mad Women: Legitimising Public Domesticity (2013), and Marianne was a Finalist in the 2013 NZIA Student Award with the full project.

The A+W•NZ Timeline is organised in five panels;

01 1893-1940

02 1947-1977

03 1977-1980

04 1981-1991

05 1993-2013

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Marianne Calvelo installation. image credit: Joy Roxas
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Marianne Calvelo installation. image credit: Joy Roxas

Calvelo's A+W NZ Timeline also features on the Stephenson and Turner website, where she worked for several years after graduation. Calvelo is currently based in Melbourne (Warren and Mahoney).

'Between Silos, the Auckland component of the Architecture + Women New Zealand Exhibition 2013, included a timeline of development from 1846, when Mrs Reay, the wife of a Nelson minister, designed St John’s Church, Wakefield, through to September 2013, when the Auckland exhibition opened.1 The timeline, by Marianne Calvelo and Joy Roxas, plotted early women architects against relevant historical events including the formation of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) in 1905 and the opening of the country’s three architecture schools in 1917, 1975 and 1995. It noted several firsts: Lucy Greenish’s election as an Associate of the NZIA in 1913; that of Alison Shepherd (nee Sleigh) as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1927; Merle Greenwood’s 1933 graduation with an Auckland University College architecture degree; and David and Lillian Chrystal’s 1967 NZIA Bronze Medal for the Yock House, Remuera, Auckland (1964), which Lillian had designed. The timeline also noted the increased number of women architecture students from 1972 and discussed some 25 women who have achieved profile within New Zealand architecture since that time. The timeline is the most substantial survey of women in New Zealand architecture to date.'

Dr Julia Gatley

Julia Gatley, ”Women in New Zealand Architecture: A Literature Review,“ in
Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand:
31, Translation, edited by Christoph Schnoor (Auckland, New Zealand: SAHANZ
and Unitec ePress; and Gold Coast, Queensland: SAHANZ, 2014), 250.

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