Overview

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions
Works
Biography

EDUCATION

2019 -

Master Fine Arts, Massey University, Wellington

2017

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

2012

Diploma Visual Art, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020

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

2019

Birds of Passage, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
Adrift, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
2013

Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

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
2018

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
2017

Colonial Sugar - Tracey Moffat & Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
2016

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
2015

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
2014

DNA: Deadly Nui Art, Black Dot Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2013

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

2019

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

2017

Pasifika Excellence Awards – Massey University
2016

Pasifika Excellence Awards - Massey University

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