Bring Back Kate was the 2014 call to action for Women’s Refuge NZ. New Zealand became the world leader in women’s rights when our iconic Suffragette, Kate Sheppard, won Kiwi women the right to vote. These days, one third of women in New Zealand will be affected by domestic violence at some point in their lives. Women’s Refuge campaigned to bring Kate back once again to the steps of Parliament, taking the form of a layered sculpture bearing the names of ordinary New Zealander's who refused to tolerate the levels of violence against women. After a brief stint outside Parliament, Kate is now housed in the permanent collection in the Wellington National Library.
Client: NZ Woman's Refuge
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi