Institute of Modern Art

Jasmine Togo-Brisby

It Is Not a Place

Jasmine Togo-Brisby’s work examines the Pacific slave trade and its impact on those who trace their roots to Australia through its practices. A fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander, the artist conjures with an iconography of tall ships, decorative ceilings, and crow feathers.

It Is Not a Place features two major new works—a sculpture and a video—reflecting on the violence ‘civil’ Australian society was founded on, and on the treacherous sea journeys undertaken by South Sea Islanders in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.

20 April—16 June

Institute of Modern Art

420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006