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.










2019 -

Master Fine Arts, Massey University, Wellington


Bachelor Degree (Honours), Fine Art, Massey University, Wellington | Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane


Diploma Visual Art, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane


Solo Exhibitions


Dear Mrs Wunderlich, Page Galleries, Wellington
If these walls could talk, they'd tell you my name, Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, Wellington
From Bones and Bellies, CoCA,Christchurch


Birds of Passage, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
Adrift, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane


Group Exhibitions


Tākiri: An Unfurling, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland
Beyond Kapene Kuku/Captain Cook, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland
Plantation Voices: Contemporary conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders, State Library of Queensland, Australia

Worn Identities, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Seeing Moana Oceania, Auckland Art Gallery/Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland
OCEANIA, Beaudesert Regional Gallery, Queensland
From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
WANKTOK (touring exhibition), Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, Wellington + Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Auckland

Colonial Sugar - Tracey Moffat & Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington

Influx (touring exhibition), St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland + Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, Wellington
Handle with Care, Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Fifty Shades of Blak, Black Dot Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

Fish hooks & Moving Trees (touring exhibition), BEMAC, Brisbane + Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
From here to there (touring exhibition), Pine Rivers Museum + Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

DNA: Deadly Nui Art, Black Dot Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Head & Sole, Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central, Queensland, Australia
Echoes ASSI 150, The Centre Beaudesert, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
Memories from a Forgotten People: 150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander, State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Australia
Journey Blong Yumi: Australian South Sea Islander, Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central, Queensland, Australia


Awards / residencies


Tautai | Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art – Artist in Residence


Pasifika Excellence Awards – Massey University

Pasifika Excellence Awards - Massey University


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