May 6-22, Elliott St

The Emancipation Reflection is a series of artworks that will hang on poles on Elliott and Darby Street during City of Colour in Auckland city centre this May. 

This series is a reflection on the woman artist Chiedza Nyangoni (also known as Chichi) has become over the last 10 years of her life. It is about the journey she has taken to discover and free herself through creativity. Her paintings in this series range over a span of years and her artistic style has grown as she has too.

This series is also about the chain reaction Chichi experiences when she paints; the more she paints liberation, the more she can free herself, and her life choices reflect this freedom. Chichi wants to inspire and empower other women to learn about who they are through exploring their creativity. 

About the artist: 

Chiedza Nyangoni, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and moved to New Zealand in 2002 with her family. Growing up in Australia and New Zealand as an African girl was very difficult for Chichi - she felt like she stuck out like a sore thumb. With a highly active mind, painting allows Chichi to stop thinking and focus on one thing. Her love for creativity and need for independence as a creator has leaked into her professional life and inspired her to start NOIR The Agency; a talent agency dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in film and fashion. 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 25 April 2022