9 APRIL - 12 JUNE, 2022, DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY.
Jasmine Togo-Brisby discovered the existence of the remains of the schooner Don Juan on a short trip to Dunedin in 2017, but it was not until she received the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust artist residency at Dunedin School of Art in 2019 that she began to research and investigate it's history in transporting coerced labourers from the Pacific Islands, in a practice sometimes known as "blackbirding".
In 2019 Togo-Brisby’s had an exhibition, at the Dunedin School of Art in 2019, "Birds of Passage" which explored the legacy of the Pacific slave trade. It was the culmination of a 12-week artist residency at the Dunedin School Art and the result of a partnership with Tautai, a national organisation dedicated to the development and ongoing support of Pacific arts and artists.
Togo-Brisby will exhibit "Mother Tongue," at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery April 9- June 12. Read more in her interview with Rebecca Fox, in the Otago Daily Times.
(Image: Jasmine Togo-Brisby at the Dunedin School of Art Gallery, 2019, "Birds of Passage" exhibition)
Published on 4 Apr 2022
Orderdate: 4 Apr 2022
Expiry: 4 Apr 2024