Otago Polytechnic


Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Birds of Passage


EXHIBITION DATES: 10 - 21 June, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING: 10 June, 2019, 5-7PM

GALLERY HOURS: Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm

DSA GALLERY: Ground Floor, P Block, Riego Street (off Albany St), Dunedin

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Jasmine Togo-Brisby is a fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander, whose great-great-grandparents were taken from Vanuatu as children and put to work on an Australian sugarcane plantation. Togo-Brisby's research examines the historical practice of 'blackbirding', a romanticised colloquialism for the Pacific slave trade, and its contemporary legacy and impact upon those who trace their roots to New Zealand and Australia through the slave-diaspora. Based in Wellington, Togo-Brisby is one of the few artists delving into the cultural memory and shared histories of plantation colonisation across the Pacific, her practice encompassing painting, early photographic techniques and processes, and sculpture.

Tautai Artist Residency: This triennial Pacific Residency supports artists as advocates for Tautai and Contemporary Pacific Art. It receives funding from Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust who send out an Open Call for expressions of interest every three years. 

Published on 5 Jun 2019

Orderdate: 5 Jun 2019
Expiry: 22 Jun 2019