Upcoming Show – For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

23 September – 15 October 2016
Opening 5.30 pm, 22 September

Artist talk 2 pm, 15 October

Wellington artist Justine Walker wanted to be a mother, but after years of fertility treatments has found herself childless. For Sale: baby shoes, never worn gives you a glimpse into the absence and lose of something that never existed. Consisting of video and photographic works, this exhibition responds to Walker’s journey and what happens next.

Toi Poneke Gallery

61 Abel Smith St

Te Aro, Wellington

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Show – For Sale: baby shoes, never worn”

  1. Hi Justine,
    I saw the photo on the exhibition invite card and without reading the title or knowing what it is about, something scratched my heart …
    I am an artist too and still childless. I found myself unable to have a child last year when for the second time, got an ectopic pregnancy and lost my second tube as well.
    I also have a baby hat and a pair of baby shoes that I bought 10 years ago, never worn…

    I wish I was in Wellington to see the exhibition. I do not know if I could hold my tears.

    Elham from Hastings.

    1. Hi Elham,

      It’s surprising how many of us that are involuntarily childless. Thanks for sharing your story, it’s so important that we start talking about this so we can support each other.

      Hope your taking extra good care of yourself.

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