Poet and activist Heather McPherson founded Spiral in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand in 1975. This ongoing publication includes highlights from Heather McPherson’s and Spiral’s herstory and some images and writing that we cherish, from other sources; and occasionally news about current projects.

Key Spiral information is available, alongside details of its associated organisations, Women’s Gallery and Kidsarus 2, at Anne Else’s Women Together project for Manatū Taonga, the Ministry of Culture & Heritage; and in Wikipedia, thanks to @chocmilk.

Extensive Spiral, Women’s Gallery and Kidsarus 2 archives are held at the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara.




Stories by & about women artists, writers and filmmakers. Global outlook, from Aotearoa New Zealand.