The annual Heartful Art programme is a celebration of creativity as an instrument to nourish social wellbeing and passion for life in New Zealand communities.
In May 2019, Splice is giving you the opportunity to hear how Mexican artist Victoria Villasana wields her art for social justice, feminine leadership and women's empowerment.
Victoria Villasana was born in Mexico and, after studying design at ITESO University, she spent over a decade in London where she became well known in the street art community.
Victoria's work has global impact. Her portrait of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was shared by Alicia Keys and received over 70k likes on instagram.
She has collaborated with organisations such as Water Aid, The Clara Lionel Foundation, Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine and The Guardian.
Victoria is looking forward to discovering connections with the people of Aotearoa.
Between April 29th - May 27th 2019, Victoria will be sharing her acute cross- cultural imagery and rebellious femininity in Aotearoa. The tour visits various locations around Auckland, Northland and Wellington.
She will be the third guest international artist of the annual Heartful Art tour, which has previously worked with John Marc Calvet of Nicaragua, a mental health activist, and Robert Young, an indigenous Australia activist brining awareness to Aboriginal rights.
To keep up with the tour: