sis – QAGOMA
On display at QAGOMA from August 26, 2023 to September 8, 2024, sis showcases three decades of art-making from a sisterhood of Pacific artists, often unknown outside of their homelands. Important figures and established artists are highlighted in the exhibition, creating an exceptional expanded vision of the art of Oceania since the early 1990s. “sis delivers a view of the significant contributions that a sisterhood of artists from across the Pacific continue to make to conversations around sovereignty, gender, sexuality, representation, the impacts of colonisation as well as Indigenous values and knowledge systems,” says sis curator Ruth McDougall. “Audiences will have the opportunity to also delve into the depth of each artists practice, exploring their thinking through more than one work,” she continues. Gallery-goers can look forward to an array of art-making including textiles, ceramics, photography, moving image, sculpture, installation and performance. “Expect everything from large sculptural installations and compelling video to the finest and most intricate weaving,” says Ruth.
To learn more about sis, head to the QAGOMA website.
Image one: Latai Taumoepeau (Artist) / Tongan /Australia b.1972Zan Wimberley / (Photographer) / Australia b.1986 / Dark Continent (performance documentation) 2018 / Digital print on paper / 118.9 x 84.1cm / Purchased 2018 with funds from the Bequest of Jennifer Taylor through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art /© Latai Taumoepeau
Image two: Lisa Reihana CNZM / Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tūpoto, Ngāti Hine, Ngai Tūteauru / Aotearoa New Zealand b.1964 /A Maori dragon story (still) 1995 / DVD: 15 minutes, colour, sound, ed. 1/20 / Purchased 2002 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Lisa Reihana
Image three: Kathy Jetñil-KIjiner performance documentation Lorro: Of Wings and Seas 2018 / 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, 2018 / Photograph: Joe Ruckli © QAGOMA / © Kathy Jetñil-KIjiner