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.











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


Diploma Visual Art, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane




Birds of Passage, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin

Adrift, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland

Wantok, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt


Wantok, Mangare Arts Centre, Auckland

From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North, Te Tuhi, Auckland


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


Bittersweet, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

Fifty Shades of Blak, Black Dot Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia


Influx (touring exhibition), St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland | Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, Wellington


Fish hooks & Moving Trees (touring exhibition), BEMAC, Brisbane | Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Australia

From here to there (touring exhibition), Pine Rivers Museum | Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Australia


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


Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, Queensland

Head & Sole, Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central, Queensland

Echoes ASSI 150, The Centre Beaudesert, Beaudesert, Queensland

Memories from a Forgotten People: 150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander, State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Brisbane

Journey Blong Yumi: Australian South Sea Islander, Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central, Queensland


Awards / residencies

 Tautai | Otago Polytechnic 2019 Dunedin School of Art – Artist in Residence


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