Story: Women’s movement

Goddess gates (3rd of 4)

Goddess gates

In the later 1970s and 1980s many women artists rejected the requirements of a male-dominated art world. Their priority was the development of feminist and female imagery, such as the central goddess figure of Vivian Lynn’s 1986 installation ‘Gates of the Goddess – a southern crossing attended by the Goddess’.

Image courtesy of Vivian Lynn

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Mixed media by Vivian Lynn, 1986

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Arts and spirituality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/27927/goddess-gates (accessed 22 November 2018)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011