Emma Fitts

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1979

Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring

  • 2014
  • Denim, silk
  • Purchased 2018
  • 2510 x 1590mm
  • 2018/036

Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring is part of a series by artist Emma Fitts paying homage to women whose lives and influence she admired. After spending time studying in Glasgow, Emma made this work in 2014 when she returned to Aotearoa New Zealand to take up a residency for the Olivia Spencer Bower Award. Suggesting a garment in preparation on the cutting-room table, it invents a partial, unfinished attire for a New Zealand politician, activist, and economist whose writing on women’s unpaid work remains influential and relevant.

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History