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‘sis: Pacific Art 1980–2023’
Aug 2023 - Sep 2024

Latai Taumoepeau

Sis, susa, tuofefine, tuahine, tuafafine, sister eo an, tita, kauaemua, sista — there are many different words for ‘sister’ in the Pacific region. The exhibition ‘sis’ investigates three decades of art-making from a sisterhood of artists from across Oceania. Important figures, often largely unknown outside their homelands are highlighted, alongside established artists, to create an expanded vision of the art of Oceania since the early 1990s. The exhibition includes textiles, ceramics, photography, moving image, sculpture, installation and performance.

‘sis: Pacific Art 1980-2023’ was realised with the support of Creative New Zealand.

 

‘sis’ is on display in GOMA’s Galleries 3.3 & 3.4 (Marica Sourris and James C. Sourris AM Galleries) until 8 September 2024. As this is a rotating exhibition, not all Collection works below will be on display simultaneously.

Feature image: Latai Taumoepeau / Australia NSW b.1972 / Zan Wimberley / Australia NSW b.1986 / Dark Continent (performance documentation) 2018 / Digital print on paper / Purchased 2018 with funds from the Bequest of Jennifer Taylor through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / © Latai Taumoepeau


 

Collection artworks featured in ‘sis: Pacific Art 1980–2023’

Artwork The Last Resort this artwork made of Single-channel HD video: 16:9, 25:00 minutes, colour, sound, created in 2020-01-01

The Last Resort 2020

Artwork Flowers this artwork made of Teneriffe needlework: coconut fibre and wire, created in 2021-01-01

Flowers 2021

Artwork Flowers this artwork made of Teneriffe needlework: coconut fibre and wire, created in 2021-01-01

Flowers 2021

Artwork Flowers this artwork made of Teneriffe needlework: coconut fibre and wire, created in 2021-01-01

Flowers 2021

Artwork Flowers this artwork made of Teneriffe needlework: coconut fibre and wire, created in 2021-01-01

Flowers 2021

Artwork Ripper this artwork made of Single-channel SD video: 6:40 minutes, colour, sound, looped, 4:3, created in 2002-01-01

Ripper 2002

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