• Jasmine Togo-Brisby (South Sea Islander/Australia)
  • John Vea (Aotearoa/Tonga)

Gus Fisher Gallery presents the first collaborative exhibition between fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Aotearoa-based Tongan artist John Vea. Often compared through their research-driven practices that address themes of migrant labour and the Pacific slave trade, Outcast enables a meeting point between the artist’s work and a shared space for new conversations to emerge.

The exhibition’s title alludes to the margins within which Pacific people often work and to the process of casting which the artists use as a methodology for making. Bringing together existing and newly commissioned work from the artists’ practices, with a focus on object-based installations, both artists employ plaster as a material to shape, mould and replicate existing forms.

Shaped by the artists’ own histories and experiences, Outcast reflects a process of talanoa where each artwork is part of a shared story of ideas and encounters.

Please note that due to accidental and significant damage involving a visitor to the Gallery, Gus Fisher Gallery and the artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby (South Sea Islander/Australia) have agreed, with regret, to remove the work Hold, 2023, from the exhibition Outcast, currently on show at the Gallery. Further information here.

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  • 74 Shortland St
  • Auckland, 1010