Wikipedia describes Drag as a performance of exaggerated femininity, masculinity, or other forms of gender expression, usually for entertainment purposes. Drag usually involves cross-dressing.
To celebrate Pride in Gisborne the museum is exhibiting the show gowns of one of New Zealand’s Iconic Drag Entertainer, The Divine Joanne Neilson. This year sees Joanne celebrate 43 years performing, come and see some of her favourite costumes.
“Drag is different for everyone and has been around for centuries. I came up with NZ drag icons, their drag was to look as feminine as possible and to be an amazing entertainer. Today drag can be a performer on stage with a beard, hairy chest and massive false eyelashes. Both have their place.”
-The Divine Joanne Neilson